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Vertical Tutoring and its role in Deeper Personalised Learning

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Vertical Tutoring and its role in

Deeper Personalised Learning

Matt Wells, February 2010

'School Pastoral care is a systematic approach to education which seeks to value and develop the young person at every level. It implies caring for the quality of relationships between the partners in the school community. It involves the engagement of all the schools policies, processes and programmes in the development of the appropriate systematic structures, roles and resources to support the development of the emerging adult.' (Hamblin, 1986)

My particular focus is on the Vertical Tutoring Model and how it can assist in the development of an individual pupil amongst their peers;

'Vertical Tutoring is not just a 'pastoral reorganisation' as many schools think although this might appear to be the start. Vertical Tutoring is a better and more effective way of running schools as organisations which, if well managed, will ensure that everything improves including outcomes. It requires no extra effort or funding and serves to remind us of why we became teachers. In many ways it is a systems thinking approach to school management.' (Barnard, 2006)

The Vertical Tutoring Model, also known as Vertical Mentoring, seems

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