Welfare & Attendance

Student welfare is managed through our Pastoral System. Each student will have a personal Tutor who acts as the first point of contact in issues relating to student wellbeing. The Tutor will be supported by the Head of Year who will take full responsibility for students in his or her care. A wide range of agencies will be used to provide support and guidance in a variety of student welfare issues. The Learning and Inclusion Department will offer mentoring, counselling, literacy and numeracy support as well as a range of personalised programmes.

There are several trained First Aiders who are on-call for our students care and advice. A school nurse visits regularly and ensures that all medical/vaccination programmes are met and communicated to the First Aiders as well as providing medical advice.

Safeguarding policies and practices will comply with all national requirements. A senior member of staff will be the named Safeguarding Officer. You can view key policies for the Trust here: Key Trust Policies

Parents will be expected to comply with all national regulations regarding student attendance and punctuality.

Financial Help

Help is available for parents on certain benefits. You can get free school meals by registering with your local council. If you have been registered at any point in the last 6 years then you will be eligible for help with the cost of music tuition, trips and other extra curricular activities. Registering also helps the school get more funding. Some councils also provide help with travel costs, music instrument purchase and the cost of school uniforms.

You can find out how to register with local councils in our area here:

or you can contact the school office.

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