Within our academy we have year group tutor groups. Our tutor programme provides robust age appropriate guidance and academic and pastoral monitoring. Students are encouraged to engage positively with each other and our tutors evoke a strong team spirit. Tutor groups are named after different countries each linking to a continent e.g. Africa, Europe, Asia etc. Tutor time operates at the start of each day for 20 minutes. Each tutor (usually a teacher) delivers a comprehensive programme to support our Intrinsic Curriculum - which builds our inclusive, caring culture and ethos and our Enhancement Curriculum - which fosters personal development and social understanding complementing our Academic curriculum. The tutor programme promotes and monitors attendance, conduct and praise and encourages students to engage in our wider Elective curriculum enrichment opportunities such as after school activities, sport and performance activities and trips and visits etc. Tutors engage tutees in subject quizzing and focus the development of wider organisational, literacy and numeracy skills etc. Tutors will ensure that all students understand our Academy Conduct Expectations (ACE) and value and understand the culture of safety, responsibility and respect and the ethos of pride, praise and purpose. Assemblies are attended in tutor time so that they are age specific.