Pastoral care is one of the important means by which we enable children to achieve to their full potential, enriching their personal life, assisting in allowing informed decisions to be made, and offering guidance and counselling to bring about the required self-discipline to support teaching and learning. We value the partnership of mutual support between teachers, parents and students and keep personal achievement at the heart of our pastoral care programme.
The main pastoral structure is a College structure. Each student is part of a tutor group and the tutor will oversee students' personal welfare and progress. The tutor is the first point of contact for parents. They will always be accessible to students for support and advice, and will help in all matters related to academic performance. The College Leader works alongside a Learning Support Leader and has an oversight of the welfare and progress of all students within their College. The Vice Principal and Assistant Vice Principal oversee the welfare, attainment and progress of students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Each College follows a varied programme of activities during tutor time. These include College assemblies, Citizenship and PSHE, discussion topics and quizzes. In Year 7 part of their tutor time is led by Year 9 Peer Mentors.