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SEND - What support will there be for my child's wellbeing?

Your child will be in a tutor group of between 20 and 25 pupils of the same year.

The tutor will see your child for morning and afternoon registration each day.

The tutor is responsible for the day-to-day care of your child, monitoring their wellbeing as well as their academic progress and behaviour for learning. The tutor is the ‘first port of call’ for routine issues that might arise.

The Directors of Progress (DoPS) oversees the work of the tutors and is responsible for monitoring academic progress, attendance and pastoral issues

  • Mrs Walter - Year 7
  • Mr Lyddon - Year 8
  • Ms Maple - Year 9
  • Mr Dangerfield - Year 10
  • Mrs Trapnell - Year 11

We also have additional staff with specific roles relating to the care of your child while they are in school. These include:

  • A Health and Welfare Officer (Ms L Wright) who is first aid trained and available throughout the school day for emergencies. There is a health and welfare suite which has a bed, toilets and first aid equipment. This is where all medicines are kept for dispensing during the day. If your child needs regular medication, you will be contacted to complete a form detailing the specific condition, signs to looks out for, actions to take in an emergency, dosages and times and possible side-effects. You will also be asked to give medical information from your GP or specialist and emergency contact details. We will keep detailed records of medications given and will telephone to let you know if we are getting low on stocks of your child’s medicine or if we are worried about your child’s condition.
  • A designated learning support area above the library where your child can go if they need a short respite. This is also where our group and tutorial work is carried out so it is a familiar place for some of our more vulnerable pupils.
  • A counsellor (Ms M Collins) is in school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to offer one-to-one sessions with pupils. Pupils can ask their DoPS if they would like an appointment to see Ms Collins, parents can ask for a referral or your child’s DoPS could recommend an appointment to be set up.
  • An Exams Officer (Mrs E Franklin) coordinates all requests for special access arrangements for external examinations.
  • Five Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs P Staveley, Dr A King, Mrs E Rolls, Mr R Dangerfield and Ms E Williams) are responsible for the safeguarding of all pupils/students in the school.
  • Teachers and other staff are trained to identify pupils causing concern who may need additional support.

There is a student council which takes representatives from each tutor group and is open to all volunteers. The representatives are encouraged to share the views of the student body regarding matters ranging from lunch menus, state of the buildings to curriculum issues. The views are shared with the senior management team and governors.


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