Pastoral care

Pastoral care and the wellbeing of our students is extremely important to us. We have a determination to provide exceptional care, support and guidance to all members of our community. Mr Phil Clackson (Assistant Head) leads the Pastoral Team.

Pastoral Team

Pastoral Leadership Team

Heads of Year

Pastoral Support Assistants

  • Mrs R Guest  – Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

In Years 7-11 pastoral care is primarily dealt with by our form tutors, with the support of our dedicated pastoral team. Should you have any worries about your son or daughter’s well being, please contact their Form Tutor or Head of Year initially. Our boarding Houseparents, Assistant Houseparents and Matrons support the emotional wellbeing of our boarders outside of school and provide the key communication link between home and school.

In Years 12-13, the Head of Year 12 and 13 Mr McLeish oversees the pastoral care of students, with support from tutors and the Director of Sixth Form, Mr John Moise.

Pastoral matters may escalate to the Assistant Head (Pastoral), Director of Sixth Form and ultimately to the Headteacher (and Designated Safeguarding Lead).

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.


We have staff trained in the Thrive Approach. Thrive can give an insight in to why children behave like they do. The Thrive Approach can provide pointers to help create positive experiences that support their wellbeing and build their emotional awareness and resilience.


We have a small number of staff who are trained  Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) and students can be referred to them for a programme of support and intervention as needed. Referrals to ELSAs are managed by the Pastoral Manager. The Sanctuary is also open at set times for students to come and self-refer with an ELSA, or to take time out.

For more information on specific items of pastoral care, please follow the links below: