Class Teacher / Tutor
The pastoral development of a young man up to year 5 is promoted more successfully through a class teacher structure. It is important that boys experience consistency and continuity in the relationships that they build with their teachers and the expectations set upon them. This is why at St John’s we maintain this essential element up to year 5 where class teachers are responsible for teaching their classes for the majority of time. In addition to this teaching, boys receive specialist teaching in music, sport, art, drama, French and some humanities subjects.
For boys in years 6 to 8 the demands of the curriculum require that lessons are taught by staff who specialize in their chosen subject. Boys are therefore supported pastorally through a personal tutor programme whereby boys meet twice weekly with their tutors on a regular basis to offer pastoral support and guidance.