The mental health and well-being of our students is of paramount importance to us. As our aim as a school is to help young people develop sustainable and fulfilling relationships with their education, a compassionate approach to teaching is at the core of our methodology.
Tutors are selected who show a particular understanding of the centrality of pastoral care to their role. They are given regular training to keep these responsibilities foremost in their minds. As a cohort of educators, we regularly share experiences and best practice in order to remain vigilant in our support of young people’s overall development.
We work closely with parents to construct a robust support network around students, sharing information and together learning how best to support each student’s progress.
Each student has a Pastoral Tutor who will take an overall view of a student’s academic progress, ensuring they are up to date on assignments and meeting their academic goals. This Pastoral Tutor will be the student’s first port of call for all issues, helping students to manage their studies and think ahead to their future plans.
Though Pastoral Tutors will be in regular contact with parents, we also encourage our subject tutors to maintain close relationships with parents so that any academic issues can be sorted out directly.
By placing students at the centre of their academic journeys, and empowering staff to look at the development of a student beyond their academic attainment, we believe our students feel supported to reach their full potentials under our care.