The Progress Leaders are responsible for monitoring academic progress. They track student progress and flag up any concerns; or indeed areas of excellence; and look at ways to support students, arrange intervention to overcome problems or to excel further. Often, at the root of issues with attainment is a pastoral concern (bereavement; friendship issues; anxieties about transition to name but a few) and therefore the Progress Leader is vital in ensuring each student’s success as they will be the member of staff with the most detailed knowledge of each student in their House. The Progress Leader will examine attainment across all subjects to identify any patterns or concerns and explore solutions to these issues. It may be the case that behavioural issues are affecting attainment and the Progress Leader will target these behaviours and work closely with the student and families (and additional support where needed) to correct this and get the student back on track to achieving their potential.
The Progress Leader is also responsible for the well-being of each student in their House, with the support of the student’s Progress Tutor and the Pastoral Support team. The Progress Leader will give weekly assemblies to complement the Pastoral Programme delivered by Progress Tutors. This programme includes relevant topics from current affairs, and supports key events crucial to well-being in the Academy such as anti-bullying week. Along with the Progress Tutor, the Progress Leader will deal with any issues or problems that could be affecting individual students and they may arrange meetings with families to discuss these issues and to decide on an appropriate path forward.
Should you have a concern about something affecting your child in the academy; or indeed if there is anything from outside the academy which may affect your child; the Progress Leader is a useful point of contact and would be happy to discuss anything with you.
In addition to Pastoral care, the Progress Leader also promotes the House system and encourages participation in House events to build a sense of community within the Academy. Sports Day is a particularly competitive example and is a perfect exhibition of the House Spirit that exists at Wayland Academy; we aim to promote the House system through a variety of competitions and activities throughout the academic year.
We are committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their full potential and to enjoy their time at Wayland Academy. Every student has a designated Progress Leader (Head of House) who will strive to make this a reality.
We have a Progress Leader for each of the four Houses: