Pastoral Curriculum

Tutor Time

At Toynbee, we believe that there should be no lost learning moments. Learning begins at 8.40 during carefully sequenced and planned daily twenty-minute morning tutorial sessions, delivering a variety of activities. Through our ambitious Pastoral Curriculum, we aim to broaden cultural capital, break down barriers, raise aspiration and guide our pupils to make thoughtful, measured choices. From Personal Development and Wellbeing topics, House competitions and developing Reading and Literacy, each session gives pupils the opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world and to develop our core PROUD values.


Weekly assemblies offer an occasion for the whole year group to gather together. These have been carefully planned to provide thought provoking messages, as well as key information for the week ahead. Quite often, they relate to world events, ensuring our pupils are very much in touch with what’s going on outside of the local area. We are equipping our pupils to be global citizens, who are respectful and understanding of different cultures and identities. Assemblies may often be led by the Pupil leaders across the school which offers them to opportunity to communicate to peers, improve self-confidence and model positive behaviour for others.

Some of the key significance of assemblies for our pupils include:

  • Reinforcing and promoting British Values
  • Celebrating key events throughout the year
  • Understand the world around us
  • Develop our core values of being PROUD to achieve your Personal Best
  • Learn valuable lessons/social discipline
  • Develop acceptance of diversity across society
  • Confidence building
  • Reward and celebration