On average there are eight form groups in each year, with an average of 28 children. Form groups are led by a tutor who students will see each morning and afternoon.
Initially, students can turn to their Form Tutor for any advice or support required. Throughout the year specific students will be identified for individual mentoring (in years 7-9) with regards to homework, organisation and personal well-being.
A Head of House leads their House alongside their Deputy Head of House. Together with their team of tutors they monitor and track attendance, effort, and behaviour. Staff forge positive and professional relationships with the students to support them in being the very best version of themselves.
Please click on the drop down box below to read a message from your Head of House.
MESSAGE FROM MISS WARD – HEAD OF SEVERN
In Severn House we endeavour to be the very best version of ourselves. We strive to work hard every day and have the resilience to never give up. This is the foundation that Severn House is built on and enables students to achieve to the best of their ability and reach their potential.
The leadership team can help make the transition from primary school to Dormston easier through mentoring sessions, from helping form new friendships, workshops in gaining confidence, support with homework, to simply being a friendly face around school.
Severn’s ethos, “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today” is demonstrated through Miss Ward and Miss Legge along with our supportive team of form tutors, preparing students for their future by leading through example. Our Head Boy and Head Girl (along with the rest of the Leadership Team) are strong role models to younger students.
In Severn House, the ideal student is one who gives 100% EFFORT and always tries their best. They may not always succeed but will have the RESILIENCE to get back up and will learn from their mistakes. In Severn House we RESPECT each other and our environment and always take RESPONSIBILITY for ourselves and our actions. We understand that KNOWLEDGE is power and when our students leave Dormston they should aim to have fulfilled not only their academic goals but also have created a rich tapestry of memories which they can cherish moving forward.
MESSAGE FROM MR PLANT – HEAD OF TRENT
‘Achievement through Effort’ is the fundamental objective of Trent House, for students to accomplish academic and personal goals through hard work, determination and commitment. Miss Devlia and I encourage Trent students to strive for the very best, feel proud of their efforts and celebrate in all successes.
On a daily basis Trent students will show kindness and compassion to help and support each other to create a positive ethos and caring community whereby all pupils feel safe to be individual and unique. There are various opportunities for students of all years to take on an active role within the House which give students a sense of responsibility: with our Leadership Team doing a fantastic job steering key events throughout the year, and the Mentoring Team helping Year 7 through a smooth transition, and support students who need a little assistance with homework, organisation and confidence building.
Trent House is always proactive with ideas, exploring new opportunities through initiating extra-curricular projects such as the Triathlon Club, which is very successful. A variety of creative events organised by students include obstacle courses, a 5k run, sponsored individual challenges and stalls which offer an array of opportunities for money to be raised. With effort being one of the key indicators of achievement and success, Trent students will leave school knowing that they have done their very best, moving on to new and exciting ventures.