Pastoral Care and Support
We offer a range of pastoral support for students who are encountering issues during their time at school. We offer support in a variety of ways to suit the needs to the individual student, this could include
- 1:1 discussions with the tutor, Head of Year or the Inclusion Manager
- regular ‘monitoring’ meetings with parents/carers
- small group support (e.g. a social skills group) and/or include a specific resource to support your son/daughter.
We also have a full time pastoral support worker and student medical officer on site as well as a range of outside services who we can work with and who can come into school to support the student.
We also offer access to the School Nursing Website – please find the link to this service below:
We have many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills throughout their time at school. Each tutor group elects two representatives annually to attend their House meeting once a term. In these meetings the representatives coordinate tutor group issues/ideas and organise house events including charity and community projects throughout the year. In addition, we also have a school council which meet once a month, and whose members are selected by making a written application. They run whole school events, for example school elections for the Make Your Mark campaign and leading awareness campaigns on road safety and equality. They are involved in developing school policies including the Positive Behaviour for Learning and Anti-Bullying policies and even interviewing prospective staff.
Students are also able to mentor other students with reading, meeting on a one to one basis and supporting others through a “buddy” system. Our Year 7 students play a crucial role in supporting the transition and induction process by acting as mentors during our Induction Day. Year 8 students play an important role in the every day life of the school, acting as guides for prospective parents, and supporting the work of the office with reception duties.