Guidance and tutorial action

The Guidance and Tutorial Action Programme (GTAP) is developed within the Educational Project and the Annual Programme of the centre according to the Legislation from the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

The GTAP is a collective programme that aims to generate amongst all the members of the educational community a framework of trust and mutual cooperation, sharing values of peaceful co-existence and developing interpersonal skills.

The GTAP is composed of: planning, general aims, specific aims, general activities, and the planning of values and co-existence programmes, together with that of academic and professional guidance for students and families.

The GTAP is run during the whole of the academic year for all stages. The Tutorial Action accompanies the student along his path of learning and emotional and social development (to learn how to learn, to learn how to be). The intention is to develop and incentivise the processes of academic learning and encourage personal development through preventative, corrective and optimizing actions with students and their families. In Secondary and Baccalaureate we also concentrate on academic guidance and future vocation.

These interventions and resources support the diversity of the student body and aim to achieve comprehensive development for each student.

The supervision and monitoring of this plan is carried out by the Technical Director of each educational stage.

TUTORIAL ACTION PLAN

The Tutorial Action Plan systematically works on study habits that the students require to prepare them for learning throughout their lives, for social skills, interpersonal relationships and problem solving. These are fundamental skills, based on the premise that one of the greatest challenges of our society is how to co-exist peacefully on a daily basis. In this way, workshops are organized within our Education for Health programme in order to provide people with the necessary knowledge and skills to choose and adopt healthy life styles.

Tutorial Action Plan Objectives

These are the goals that are pursued during the tutorials according to the requirements of the student body. They are consistent with the goals established in our Educational Plan and Peaceful Co-existence Plan.

  • With respect to the alumni:
    • achieve the optimum development of personality:
    • To learn how to live peacefully with others
    • To learn self-esteem and appropriate social skills
    • To achieve a sense of integration by everyone in the group and centre
    • To encourage personal relations among the students
    • To learn how to avoid, detect and solve conflicts in a peaceful manner
    • To design one’s life project coherent with one’s inherent characteristics
    • To be motivated and satisfied with the process of teaching/learning
    • To acquire appropriate work habits and techniques
    • To obtain knowledge about oneself (self-knowledge, self-esteem, positive attitudes, expectations of personal development and goals, interests, values, hopes etc.)
    • To learn non-sexist behaviour and put it into practice, to learn behaviour that encourages gender equality through visible language, attitudes, goals etc. and that condemns and denounces any type of gender violence when witness to it.
  • With respect to the Teachers:
    • To achieve coordination amongst the team involved in the teaching/learning process for a group of students so as to achieve integrated education.
    • To detect as soon as possible the student that has different educational needs in order to prevent learning and/or behavioural difficulties and not to wait to offer help until these have already arisen or it is too late.
    • To achieve collaboration and coordination amongst all the tutors of the same level with the Director of Studies and the coordination of the guidance counsellor.
    • To make sure that all teachers are involved in the Tutorial Action Plan.
  • With respect to the families:
    • To ensure that families share and collaborate in the educational approach of the centre in order to meet the needs of the alumni.

Tutorial Action Plan Activities.

See the planned activities in the Peaceful Co-existence Plan (annex II of this guide) where we emphasize which part can be carried out in the weekly tutorial hour.

  • Tutor Activities with the students:
    • “Welcoming” at the beginning of the year for those students arriving for the first time, in order to anticipate adaptation problems arising from entering a new educational stage and in a new location where students from a wide range of ages, backgrounds, interests etc. come together.
    • Getting to know oneself, accepting oneself and building self-esteem. Occasions where self-esteem is lowered because of academic failure or other situations can be used for this purpose.
    • Encouraging co-existence, integration and participation in the school life and its surroundings (events and excursions, cultural and extracurricular activities etc.).
    • Debating the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and Responsibilities, the Responsible Research and Innovation guidelines and the rules for peaceful co-existence and information about the working of the centre.
    • Holding meetings to prepare evaluation sessions and to comment on and take decisions about the results of such.
      • Training sessions in social skills (listening, empathy, communication,cooperation, mediation).
      • Learning study techniques and habits (to learn how to learn, to learn to think...)
      • Giving information about health (nutrition and consumption, the prevention of STD’s, contraceptives, the avoidance of dangerous substances such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco).
  • Tutor activities with Teachers:
    • Agreeing on a Tutorial Action Plan for the whole year
    • Mediating in possible situations of conflict between students or between students and teachers
    • Collecting information, opinions and proposals from each of the teachers on any subject that affects the group or one student in particular.
  • Tutor Activities with the families:
    • holding informative meetings with parents at the beginning of the year regarding visiting hours, school timetable, the composition of the teaching team, calendar of reports, rules for co-existence and attendance control, objectives and activities of the tutor; discussing the necessity for collaboration.
    • collaborating with parents in relation to the individual work of their children; organisation of study time at home, free and rest periods, leisure time...
      • holding meetings with parents during the academic year, either individual or in groups, to exchange information and analyse how the year is going and what expectations are held for the future; insisting on collaboration with the educational centre in the comprehensive development of their children, and on positive attitudes for peaceful co-existence and study, work habits etc.

Goals of the Professional Academic Guidance Plan.

    With respect to the alumni:

  • Knowing the structure of the education system, the possible pathways to follow as well as the available support and grants.
  • Reaching an appropriate level of knowledge regarding the world of employment and how to gain entrance to it.
  • Knowing how to deal with information obtained, so as to take correct and coherent decisions regarding the various educational and professional alternatives.

Academic and Professional Guidance Plan Activities.

  • Activities between tutor and students:
    • Self-knowledge regarding aptitudes, interests and motivation for each of the students so as to help them take decisions about their vocational and professional future.
    • Analysing the various options available for vocational and professional pathways, examining the most appropriate for possibilities and preferences and what repercussions these may have on their future professional lives.
    • Helping with the preparation of CV’s, application forms, other forms and official documents, providing addresses for public and private organizations where information may be found about the employment world: national employment offices, private employment agencies, the Youth Information Office, Citizens Advice Bureau, Ministry for Youth etc.
    • Enabling knowledge regarding the educational system: provide information on pathways, options, baccalaureate tracks, relations with further training options (University and Professional Training Courses, institutions offering the same, access requirements, entrance exams, grants and financial help, specific bibliography on the subject...)
    • Training for interviews.
  • Activities between tutor and the teaching team:¡
    • Transmitting information regarding the students that could be useful in their teaching, evaluating and guidance roles.
    • Preparation, coordination and moderating the evaluation sessions, making sure that they meet the requirements of being continuous, formative and guidance-led.
    • Establishing channels of collaboration with other tutors, above all with those of the same year, when it comes to setting and revising goals, preparing activities and materials, and coordinating the use of available media and resources.
    • Collaborating with the guidance counsellor, with the extracurricular activities department and with other teachers so as to give students in their last years a knowledge of vocational centres, other options and pathways, and in general, provide them with experience and knowledge of the terrain, as well as contacts and direct experience with the world of work.
  • Activities between the tutor and the families:
    • meetings with the families at the end of the stages of Primary Education, Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and other courses to inform and consider the options available in relation to the particular characteristics of each student and their moving forward to the next stage.
    • preparation for visits to businesses, services, leisure facilities ... in collaboration with the parents.
    • meetings with past parents and alumni who impart information to the students regarding their respective professions.

 

TUTORIAL ACTION PLAN PROGRAMMES

  • Welcome programme
  • Student participation programme
  • Tutorial sessions programme
  • Psychological guidance programme
  • Health education programme
  • Study habits programme
  • Academic and vocational guidance programme