A wide range of support is available for students. We try to ensure that the same Tutor stays with each group as they move through the school. This helps Tutors get to know students really well. Lower School Heads of Year stay with Year Groups in Years 7 & 8 and Upper School Heads of Year do the same in Y9, 10 & 11. Subject staff also have student welfare at the top of their priorities. Our Special Needs Co-Ordinator leads a large team of Teaching Assistants for in-class support.
In addition we have embraced the Government’s recent Extended Services agenda. As part of ‘wrap-around’ care we have trained First Aid staff, Attendance officers and access to wider, multi-agency services. These include counselling, bereavement advice, school nurse service, behaviour and learning support teams and health care. The ‘Forus’ clinic, for example, offers confidential access to a GP on-site on Wednesday lunchtimes. The school often hosts meetings for a wide range of services engaged in student support. This led OFSTED to say that “The students’ personal development and well-being, and their care, guidance and support, are outstanding’“.
If you still have any questions unanswered or would like to discuss any questions you have in any detail with the school, please do not hesitate to get in touch – our details are on the ‘Contacts‘ page and someone will always be prepared to help you.