The unique tutorial programme at CAPA College complements the Curriculum Journey and sits under the RESPECT agenda heading. The programme is tailored to be relevant to the creative and performing industries – truly preparing students for the next steps in their chosen field.


In addition to weekly small group sessions with a tutor, who is able to check in on students’ well-being, aspirations, attendance, achievement and behaviour, students participate in CONNECT and REFLECT sessions with their tutor or year group. There are several opportunities for students to shape and lead both CONNECT and REFLECT sessions. Recent examples have included a Student Leadership Team “Guide to Remote Learning” and Black History Month themed tutorials where students nominated and shared their heroes.



The CONNECT programme covers the “Living in the Wider World” section of the KS5 PSHE Programme of Study. It runs alongside and complements the Life After CAPA College Careers Programme. Wherever possible these topics are viewed through the lens of the creative industries, and case studies of artists or works that tackle some of these ideas are shared. The programme is adaptable to allow reaction and response to prevalent and current issues. It is part of preparing students not only for adult life in general, but a professional life in the industry they aspire to be part of. Typical content includes:

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Sustainability
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Current Affairs and Industry trends
  • Extremism and Radicalisation
  • Being Critical Consumers
  • UK Voting and Legal system
  • Financial planning



The REFLECT programme covers the Health, Well-being and Relationships aims of the KS5 PSHE Programme of Study. These include:

  • Self-concept
  • Body Image
  • Mental Health and Emotional Well-being
  • Healthy Lifestyles, including Sexual Health
  • Managing Risk and Personal Safety
  • Forming and Maintaining Respectful Relationships
  • Consent

Students are enabled to “reflect” on themselves as individuals and creative practitioners or performers, through small group discussions or whole class activities such as mindfulness or yoga. Where appropriate we invite guest speakers and organisations to deliver sessions and the programme is underpinned by our robust pastoral support system.


Visiting Organisations and Professionals:

  • Well Being and Nutrition Masterclass with Jason Boyle
  • BEAT
  • Safe ICT Consultancy
  • The Samaritans
  • Wakefield Council

“In tutorials everyone always gets a voice and opinion. Even though sometimes people’s opinions differ, no one ever judges and makes their opinion feel any less important.” 

Millie – CAPA College student

“I think we are good as a college at empathising, understanding, listening, and supporting others. Teachers have listened to my worries and done their best to help me.” 

Evie –  CAPA College student