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Pastoral Team

Pastoral care

The aim of pastoral provision is to ensure the emotional, social and academic wellbeing of the pupils.

Form teachers hold the first key role in providing universal support for pupils. Additional and extended support is then co-ordinated by the Heads of Key Stage and can involve school members of staff and external agencies. We can offer a range of counselling, listening and support services utilising specialist skills of pastoral staff, counsellors and health services. Educational and information sessions are also offered via a comprehensive programme of PSHE which covers and includes relationship, sexual health and wellbeing issues.

Each year 7 and Year 8 Form is allocated a number of sixth form students as Form Mentors. They work closely with students in their form on a weekly basis to support their transition from primary school. They help with organisation, making friends, and are a listening ear when there are problems and can direct students to support in school.

In addition, the Peer mentoring programme provides support for younger students from years 7 to 9. Peer Mentors can help with issues ranging from organisation skills to friendship problems. This can be provided via individual mentoring meetings or by class buddies visiting form groups on a regular but informal basis. Form Mentors and Peer Mentors are closely supported by the Assistant Head of Sixth Form, who also co-ordinates the training that mentors require to fulfil this role.

Pastoral issues are co-ordinated by the Heads of Key Stage and Miss Bellin, the Designated Senior Person (DSP) for any safeguarding issues along with Mr Chris Beard (Headteacher).

Key stage heads also monitor academic progress and facilitate the provision of staff academic mentors working with individual students to agree and support targets for improvement.

Head of KS3 Mrs S Mason
Assistant Headteacher, KS4 Mr D Green
Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form Ms Julie Dobson
Head of Year 12 Ms K Whitehouse
Head of Year 13 Ms K Allen
SENCO Miss R Jolleys
Co-ordinator Student Wellbeing   Mrs M Roberts
Year 9 Pastoral Lead Ms C Horn
Pastoral Support (Sixth Form) Ms V Kirkman 
Year 8 Pastoral Lead Mrs L Hopps
Year 9 Pastoral Lead Mrs C Horn
Pastoral Support Assistant Mrs F Alderson-Beeching
Sixth Form Assistant Mrs J Stables
School Nurse Mrs G Walling 
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