For younger pupils the class teacher and learning assistant are the initial points of contact for help and advice, either through their class teaching or on an individual basis. Our dedicated pastoral and wellbeing leader ensures all pupil’s needs are planned for and met through the curriculum and assembly programme.In the Secondary school, a designated teacher will be responsible for the academic and social welfare of his/her tutor group. This may be via the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, year group assembly, or more informal contacts during the daily tutor period, which starts each school day. Visiting speakers also add a further dimension to our provision of “pastoral care”. Senior members of staff in the Secondary school are responsible for both the PSHE programme and the wider aspects of pastoral care. In the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) extensive guidance is offered to students as they prepare for transition to Higher Education and ultimately to employment.
Staff training ensures that students are given the best possible advice, and our programme is supplemented by visitors from international universities in the UK, Spain and other countries. The school also organises an annual Universities Fair and teachers receive top educational consultant advice and training on latest teaching trends.