At Swindon Academy, each student is a member of one of four mixed-age Colleges and tutor groups are also mixed-age, this is called vertical tutoring. We believe that vertical tutoring promotes individual responsibility, enhances students’ confidence and encourages an environment of collaboration and teamwork.
Our vertical tutoring system allows students to work together to develop tolerance, trust and empathy. Younger students are helped, guided and inspired by older students. Older students develop important leadership and social skills. School bullying is significantly reduced.
Mixed-age tutor groups are led by a College Leader with a team of tutors/mentors who work with parents and carers. They monitor progress, provide personal support, encourage high achievement and challenge underachievement.
For more information on our College System, please click here