Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pastoral Care

We know that each of our young people will face different challenges as they grow up, be that academically, socially, emotionally or developmentally, therefore we want to do everything we can to help them through whatever life throws their way. For this purpose we have set up a comprehensive pastoral care system, designed to support students in all aspects of school life.

These include:

  • Building relationships with peers
  • Rewards for positive behavior
  • Rewards for attendance and punctuality
  • Support systems for those more challenging problems

We know that the most effective learners are happy learners, therefore from the start of your child's journey with us through to the end of their time in our home we aim to make sure they feel supported, encouraged and motivated to learn. We do this by introducing them to their class, and giving them a tour of their new home even before they have formally started with us in September. 

We want our halls and corridors to feel like a home-from-home for your children. Our academy is a family - thriving with healthy relationships and positive influences. Our class teachers and tutors take the time to get to know each of their students, finding out what your child is interested in, where their aspirations lie and what hopes they have for their year. 

The Pastoral Structure

All tutors work with the Head of Year and Year Group Mentors. The Year Group Mentors will work to support students by dealing with friendship issues and daily school problems. They work to resolve all your first point of contact should be your child’s tutor. They will be able to support issues on a daily basis and will liaise with parents where necessary.

For any matter related to the attendance of your child, you should contact our Attendance department. 

Head of Year 7 – Miss Nicola Cavanagh (Acting Head of Year 7)

Head of Year 8 – Mr Kudzani Chikiwa

Head of Year 9 – Mr Chris Dale

Head of Year 10 – Mrs Sarah Chudley

Head of Year 11 – Mr Nick Wilkinson