Excellent pastoral care for all our pupils underpins our school’s ethos. We recognise that every pupil has the right to feel safe, to learn and to be treated with respect. We celebrate the diversity, equality and inclusivity of our school community – ‘All different, all equal, all belong.’
The pastoral system operates across the school, with support provided first and foremost by our Form Tutors who act as ‘parents at school’, providing the link between home and school and acting as the main point of contact for any problems or queries that might arise. Further pastoral support comes from specialist Heads of Year and is overseen by the Deputy Head Pastoral, all of whom are teachers at the school. We also have a full-time School Nurse and access for pupils who need it to School Counsellors who work onsite during the school week.
As you can see from the sections that follow this short introduction, the school helps its pupils in many different ways, from specific programmes to develop knowledge and understanding to offering help and interventions where necessary. As with our co-curricular programme, we strongly believe that what goes on outside the classroom is just as important, and sometimes even more important, than what happens in the lessons.