I've designed a course (attached screen print) to monitor students who have a variety of teachers.
The pictures of the students are hyperlinked to a forum topic about that particular student.
The tutors pictures are linked to their email.
Setup time is minimal -the same template can be recycled for each group -you just need the photos.
tutors have a centralised history of each student.
cover teachers can easily see who they are teaching and what their history is.
teachers are all kept 'in the loop' as emails are sent to them on every addition to the forum.
This is easy to set up by setting a course up in topics format for one week only and o news items. Add a label, add a table within it, add images withing the table and hyperling them to the forums.