We teachers must follow and track our students. Nevertheless we cannot reach too far: we have many a student and plenty of work to fulfill.
In the school where I taught in the south of Spain, in a different city, we had a council of students, elected by their classmates at the beginning of the academic year.
There was the representative of the class-group, plus two speakers.
I used to meet up with them from time to time. We studied the student who was lonelier, possible pornographic magazines passing down, problems at the progress of someone specific the council was concerned about, etc.
It was really helpful. / Photo from: The_Tpjc_Student_Council. en wikipedia org