The school still follows the standard reward system. Over the next week or so the school will develop an online merit system and tutors will still be able to record positive behaviours. Also, teachers will communicate good effort, progress, and attainment through emails home.
The school’s house system is still operational. Heads of House will be responsible for coordinating school-wide events and competitions online.
Pastoral support, concerns or queries
It is important that students and parents know that we are here to support them during our online Teaching and Learning Programme. Julia Devlin, the Pastoral Lead, is working closely with Form Teachers and the Heads of Year to support pupils and she is available to contact if you have any concerns. If you feel your child would benefit from an online chat with Mrs Devlin, please do let her know and then she can reach out to them.
Mrs Devlin will also be facilitating small-group forums during the afternoons when pupils would have had games ie for Year 9 on Mondays, Year 7 on Tuesdays, Year 8 on Wednesdays, Year 10 on Thursdays and Year 11 on Fridays. These will give pupils the chance to meet in a structured fashion, giving space for them to share their experiences and to gain support from the group. Mrs Devlin will liaise with the Form Teachers and Heads of Year to identify pupils who they feel would benefit, or who express an interest, and she will send invitations for them to join a group at a specific time-slot during the afternoon. However if you feel your child would benefit from joining one of the small groups sooner rather than later, please do email Mrs Devlin.
Pastoral contacts for any concerns:
Mrs Devlin – Assistant Head Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ashley – Joint Head of Year 7 (during lockdown) – email@example.com
Please use Mr Ashley as the first port of call for Year 7 queries during lockdown only.
Ms Tomkins – Head of Year 7 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms O’Keefe – Head of Year 8 – email@example.com
Mr Marks Head of Year 9 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Wilkinson Head of Year 10 – email@example.com
Miss Donnelly Head of Year 11 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Garrett Head of Year 11 –email@example.com