Pastoral Care at Whittington Green
Pastoral care is crucial in ensuring that our students progress and achieve excellence.
Students are registered every morning and afternoon with their Form Tutor and they are the first point of contact for all students. The Form Tutor is the first person students should contact in case of difficulties within school. They will then help a student sort out an issue or ensure they can speak to someone who can help.
Morning registration is a valuable time to reflect and ensure students are prepared for the school day. Activities during afternoon registration involve PSHE delivery, reflection time, reading time, discussions around our Positive Support Programme as well as assemblies. Assemblies focus on a range of topics around British values, growth mind-set, student voice, resilience and student leadership.
Our Head of Year 7 is also involved in our transition programme so gets to know all of our Year 7 students before they actually join us. This helps for a smooth and happy transition period. We have non-teaching Pastoral Leaders that work closely with our students to ensure they are safe, happy and making excellent progress.
Our Home-School agreement (found in the information booklet) outlines our expectations of students and the support we expect from parents/carers. The school agrees to strive to ensure that our students are respectful at all times and that they make good progress, both academically and in their personal development.
Each student is given a new planner at the start of the academic year. This gives them a place to record progress, homework and key information. Students should ensure their planners are signed by a parent or carer once a week and checked by the form tutor. This is a quick way for form tutors and parents to correspond, as short notes can be written in the planner.