Our extended pastoral team offers outstanding care, guidance and support to our students. The team is a highly effective unit, supporting all students, closely monitoring academic progress and acting swiftly to implement necessary interventions.
The strong pastoral systems are led by Key Stage Co-ordinators/Heads of Year. Each year group is run by a Head of Year and they are supported by an Assistant Head of Year and their tutor team. The Head of Year has responsibility for the year group on a day to day basis, monitoring all aspects of a student’s experience including attendance, behaviour and academic progress. Tutors meet with their Tutor Group every day and are the first and key provider of student support.
As an extra layer of pastoral support is also available to our pupils through the House System. Every member of the school community is made a member of one of six houses. These are:
This enables pupils to mix outside of their year group with pupils of different ages and with teachers they may not have met before. Thereby increasing the amount of staff that a child can speak to as they have Head of House and a House tutor.
In addition to this and working in conjunction with the pastoral team, the academy has highly effective support with the SENCO and Inclusion team, a Police Liaison Officer and an Attendance and Welfare team. We also work with a number of external agencies to ensure that the pastoral support is effective and takes into account the needs of every student.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s welfare or conduct they should be addressed to the Tutor or Head of Year in the first instance. Please bear in mind that when you call, staff may be teaching and are unlikely to be able to see you immediately. It is therefore best to telephone and make an appointment if you need to meet with anyone from the year team. Please call 020 7920 7900 or contact the relevant Head of Year via our dedicated parent/carer email address: email@example.com
Pastoral Team 2019/2020:
||Head of Year: Gabriella McRill
||Assistant Head of Year: Oliver Hibbs
||Head of Year: Colin McCabe
||Assistant Head of Year: Rajmin Islam
||Head of Year: Sohail Sheikh
||Assistant Head of Year: Susan Armstrong
||Head of Year: Karl Hatton
||Assistant Head of Year: Audrey Morris
||Head of Year: Jessica Taylor
||Assistant Head of Year: Ellen Milton
||Year 12: Harjit Singh