In a large school it is important that the students feel part of a smaller, more identifiable group. To achieve this students are organised on a year basis co-ordinated by a Year Leader and Year Manager who are assisted by an Assistant Year Leader. The year group is divided into eight tutor groups of thirty students. The form tutors work very closely with the Year Leaders who are responsible for the pastoral care of the students in the year group. This includes monitoring the student’s academic progress, the delivery of a full Learning 4 Life programme and day-to-day pastoral care.