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College Pastoral Leader: Mr P Norminton

College Pastoral Officer/ PSO: Miss L Brooks

This College supports the department for Education's English Baccalaureate initiative by bringing together English, media, Modern Foreign Languages and humanities (History, Geography and Religious Education).

Shakespeare College is one of the three 'Colleges' offering pastoral care at Rye Hills Academy.

The College is made up of tutor groups from within English, Languages and the Humanities subject areas. William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Our College is named after him because of the rich literary, cultural and historical legacy he left us. William Shakespeare said ‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves’. We take this as inspiration to ensure that students within Shakespeare aim high and take personal responsibility for their learning and progress.

Belonging to Shakespeare College is like being part of a wider family and this ethos is integral to the manner in which our students our supported. Each student is offered care, guidance and support initially from their form tutor and peers, whom they see every morning in registration.

Form activities focus on building upon these principles via a variety of activities designed to get students from years 7 to 10 working together in a friendly, co-operative and caring manner. Our weekly assembly is an opportunity for the College to meet and celebrate student achievement and set new targets.

The College office is available to support students in all aspects of schooling. Mr Norminton and Miss Brooks believe that all students are important and as such aim to listen to and support all who ask for our assistance. We understand the importance of building and maintaining good relationships with students and their parents or carers.

The Shakespeare team of tutors are dedicated to ensuring that every student receives the best possible support whilst at school and leaves us in year 11 happy, successful and proud.