Home Tuition Service
For some of our students, one of our bases may not be the best learning environment for them. There is often a variety of reasons for this including mental and/or physical health reasons or the student may be post-operative.
For these students we aim to tailor a package according to their needs. This is decided upon by a team of Pilgrim staff including their Academic Link, PSWS and senior leaders. These packages may include face to face teaching in the home, a mix between face to face and virtual learning or 'blended learning' in the base and in the home.
Depending on a student’s needs, teaching is usually for 5 hours per week, in the home and is mostly delivered by a team of Extended Support (ES) teachers. These have a wealth of experience in various subject areas and we match suitable teachers with students accordingly.
In addition to academic lessons, students in the home receive pastoral support from our dedicated Home Pastoral Support & Welfare Specialists (HPSWSs) on a regular basis.
ES teachers receive the support and guidance they need from both the HPSWS and Academic Link, whose role is to monitor the academic progress of the student and liaise with the mainstream school for curriculum information.
For students who are dual registered (with The Pilgrim School and a mainstream school) there is a shared responsibility for safeguarding and attendance.
For students who are singularly registered with The Pilgrim School, we hold responsibility for safeguarding and attendance. For these students, where they are not receiving a lesson or pastoral visit, "safe & well" checks may be made by our PSWSs or Home Tuition Administration Team to keep in touch.
Overseeing and supporting the team on a daily basis are the Executive Assistant Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher (Home Tuition).