Care, Guidance and Support

The first steps in securing success for students

Ensuring that students feel safe and valued is the first, and most important step, in securing success for all our students.

“The school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well”

Ofsted, 2013

As a relatively small school, we pride ourselves on knowing each and every student as an individual.

At the heart of the care, guidance and support systems that we have in place is the form tutor. The form tutor will usually be the first point of contact for students and parents. It is the form tutor who, through their knowledge of individual students, will be able to guide and support students in both pastoral and academic matters. They will also be the member of staff best placed to liaise with other staff and to follow up any general queries you might have.

Form tutors work as Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) teams with Assistant Headteachers and Head of House coordinating their work. They have the oversight of the students in their houses / key stage and therefore play a crucial role in monitoring the progress and development of students. They are always available to discuss any matter that is causing you or your child concern.

Assistant Headteachers are:

Miss S. Pugh, (Key Stage 3)

Mr M. Jervis, (Key Stage 4)

Head of House are:

Cairo – Miss. R Hollands

Lima – Mrs. V Jevons

Paris – Miss. B Sadler

Tokyo –  Mrs. L Shuker

Washington – Mr. J Bird

Our pastoral care begins before students enter Year 7 through our Primary Liaison programme. Mrs Longhurst (SENCo) coordinate a programme of transition activities aimed at ensuring a smooth move from primary to secondary school. Many primary students will have already had contact with us through a range of activities that include science, mathematics, PE, art and music.