Pastoral Information Sheets:
The pastoral structure is led by the Senior Teacher Pastoral, supported by an Assistant Head of Pastoral and seven Heads of Year. Each Head of Year leads a team of four Form Tutors (including the Head of Year). As far as is possible within the staffing of the school the four Form Tutors and particularly the Head of Year will remain with the group throughout their school career.
There are also three Heads of Key Stage who monitor pupils’ academic progress. Although the Heads of Key Stage are not directly involved in day-to-day pastoral work, they provide on-going information regarding pupils’ academic progress which is useful for the pastoral team when considering the needs of pupils. The interaction of the Heads of Key Stage and the Heads of Year is a key feature of the pastoral and curriculum system.
The school also offers a specialist counselling service, provided by the Department of Education Independent Counselling Service for Schools and operated via Family Works Counselling. This is an excellent additional service which supplements the pastoral system and supports pupils who are facing a significant difficulty in or out of school.