I am responsible

Girls working together in library with notebook computer
Responsibility for
Pastoral Care is shared
by all members of staff
who seek to create a
supportive atmosphere
within which each pupil
will enjoy a fulfilling
educational experience.

Trust and mutual respect underpin all relationships and each pupil is encouraged to develop a strong sense of social responsibility and consideration for others.

The Pastoral Care programme in the College supports the academic, social and personal well-being of all our pupils.The College’s policies on Behaviour for Learning, Anti–Bullying, Relationships and Sexuality and Drugs Education and the procedure for making a complaint are all available on the College website and from the Office.

The College’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator ensures that individual pupil needs are met and individual education plans and personalised learning plans are drawn up in consultation with feeder schools, the pupil, parents, teachers and relevant external agencies. Additional support is available through mentoring and on a one-to-one basis for a small number of pupils for whom dedicated learning support staff is provided. Specialist support may also be provided for newcomer pupils or those for whom English is a second language.

The Deputy Head, who is also the designated teacher for Child Protection, has overall responsibility for the pastoral welfare of pupils, assisted by the Assistant Principal, Senior Teachers and Heads of Year, in charge of Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.