International British
Online School

International British Online School

Providing an outstanding, traditional education online from the heart of London

Assemblies and Tutor Time

Assemblies and Tutor Time

In light of our pastoral perspective, one could argue that the position of a form tutor holds immense importance within the school. Tutors serve as the steady pillars of support for their assigned students, acting as a vital connection between home and school, shaping the overall student experience. Despite the brevity of tutor time during the school day (07:15 – 07:30 every morning) and its non-quantifiable nature in terms of outcomes, a student’s progress within the school is undeniably intertwined with the pastoral guidance provided by their tutor. We firmly believe that the foundation of our pastoral vision is strengthened as our tutors purposefully embody and exemplify the ethos and values of our school. 

Weekly assemblies are conducted for every student, featuring either Primary or Secondary students. These gatherings serve to commemorate global events such as World Space Week and World Literacy Day, as well as to acknowledge acts of kindness, adherence to school core values, academic accomplishments, and exemplary attendance. 

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In addition to assembly activities, students engage in a tutor program during the four weekly tutor sessions, complementing the curriculum with a focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Wellbeing, and a General Knowledge Quiz. Each student is assigned to a tutor group consisting of peers from different year groups, fostering a sense of community and promoting student guidance and leadership. This holistic approach ensures a well-rounded educational experience, aligning with the school’s commitment to both academic excellence and character development. 

The tutor program is shown below:

Key Stage

Year group

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Upper Primary (KS2) Years 3 &4 Assembly Literacy Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Years 5 & 6 Assembly Literacy Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Lower Secondary (KS3) Year 7 Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Assembly Literacy Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Year 8 Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Assembly Literacy Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Year 9 Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations   Assembly Literacy Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Upper Secondary (KS4) Year 10 Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Literacy   Assembly Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Year 11 Silent reading/student wellbeing conversations Literacy   Assembly Numeracy (finances) Quiz
Sixth Form (KS5) Year 12 Careers guidance/UCAS applications Professional language Research and presentation  (EPQ)   Assembly Quiz
Year 13 Careers guidance/UCAS applications Professional language Research and presentation (EPQ)   Assembly Quiz