Pastoral care and the wellbeing of our students is extremely important to us.
In Years 7-11 pastoral care is primarily dealt with by our form tutors, with the support of our dedicated pastoral care assistants, Mr Golden and Ms Terry. Our boarding Houseparents, Assistant Houseparents and Matrons support the emotional wellbeing of our boarders outside of school.
In Years 12-13, the Head of Key Stage 5, Miss Careless, oversees the pastoral care of students, with support from tutors and the Assistant Head – Pastoral, Mr Clackson.
Pastoral matters may escalate to the Assistant Head – Pastoral (and Designated Safeguarding Lead) and ultimately to the Headteacher.
Our teaching staff are very experienced at helping young people, and students are encouraged to discuss their concerns with tutors. We also encourage parents to get in touch if they think something is troubling their son or daughter, however trivial it may seem – we view the partnership between home and School as integral to a child’s happy and successful education at Sexey’s School.
There are a number of trained counsellors on the teaching staff, known as ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) and appointments can be made with them at any time. The Sanctuary is also open at set times for students to come and register their concerns with an ELSA, or to take time out.
All those who work for the School, including the Governors and any volunteers who have substantial unsupervised access to children, are checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in accordance with national guidelines.
For more information on specific items of pastoral care, please follow the links below.