The student support and guidance network in the College works to ensure the care and welfare of all our students. Although all teachers in the school contribute to the well-being of students, members of the Guidance Network have particular responsibility in this area.
PASTORAL CARE OF STUDENTS
The Form Teacher forms the basis of the network and plays a key role in providing for the pastoral care of students in their form.
Each form level has a Dean who is responsible for the organisation of a form level and who works closely with form teachers and class teachers.
The school has a fully trained and experienced Guidance Counsellor who is available to assist with any personal or academic difficulties. Students and parents are encouraged to make contact when they feel they need help and support.
Students can make individual appointments to discuss their future careers or study plans with the careers advisor.
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
A Peer Support Programme is in place to assist students to make the transition to High School a positive and enjoyable experience. Year 13 leaders are placed with small groups of Year 9 students and each week participate in a graded series of social skill exercises.