People-Holding-HandsThe underlying aim of the pastoral care system is to ensure that every individual receives the attention that is necessary for his/her well being and happiness while at school.

The Form Tutor is in daily contact with the children in his/her form and is therefore a key person in this process. We believe it to be important that every child has someone in school in whom he/she can trust and with whom any school-related matters or personal problems can be discussed. As part of the pastoral care and the Progress File system each pupil has specific and regular personal discussion time with the Form Tutor. This makes it possible to discuss any problems or difficulties which may arise and which are causing concern to the pupil.

The work of the Form Tutor is reinforced by the Head of Progress for the year, Assistant Headteachers, Headteacher, Pastoral Officer and the school counsellor. The school has a specific pastoral curriculum and time is set aside for it. It provides an opportunity to discuss all topics related to the pupils’ personal lives, including relationships with others, health education, careers, study skills and communication. Also an important and natural part of these lessons is sex education.