We understand that every pupil is different. They learn in different ways and have different interests and areas of strength. Individual pupils also have different needs at different times. Our pastoral care strategy is geared towards helping each pupil discover where their particular talents lie and offering tailored support when they need it.

We have a highly personalised approach to meeting the academic, physical and emotional needs of every pupil. We use information and data from primary schools, our own assessments, national tests and from our meetings with pupils and their parents to make sure we know our pupils well and understand their individual needs.

A combination of outstanding learning and teaching, wide-ranging enrichment activities, regular opportunities for emotional and character development and an extensive programme of challenge and support enables us to maximise every pupil’s chance of success.

Year Team System

The Year Team is responsible for ensuring the welfare of pupils. They work closely with parents and guardians to make sure a support structure is in place for every pupil. The Year Team is made up of Form Tutors for each year group, a dedicated Head of Year and a Senior Leader. Between them, they identify and deal with any pastoral issues at the earliest possible stage.

Every pupil is assigned to a registration group led by a Form Tutor. Registration groups are structured in year groups, so pupils will always register with other pupils of their own age. There is a form period each Monday and Friday.

Form Tutors make sure parents are regularly updated on any issues that are preventing their son or daughter from learning and, in most instances, they should be parents’ first point of contact for any pastoral problems. Parents should make an appointment to see their son/daughter’s Head of Year if they wish to escalate any concerns.