Pastoral care is crucially important, and we work in close partnership with students and parents to support our young people at every stage. A pastoral support team, including form tutors, heads of year, and pastoral and academic mentors, is in place to make sure all our students’ needs are met.
Our pastoral team is organised by year group. Each year group has two Heads of Year: one teacher and one non-teacher who is available to support students full-time. Together they guide students through their school career. We also have a house system, through which students come to know peers in other year groups and compete in school competitions to build a sense of strong house spirit.
Our whole pastoral team works hard to prevent bullying and keep our school a safe and respectful place We work in close partnership with our parents and provide regular updates on student progress. Each term, parents receive either a report home or are invited to a parents’ evening, although our teachers and form tutors are happy to discuss student progress at any point throughout the year.
Our fortnightly newsletter keeps parents updated and throughout the year there are regular opportunities for parents to be involved in college life, such as concerts and sports events.