Pastoral & Wellbeing
Our pastoral system, based on year groups, is a real strength of the school. All pupils are allocated to a Form group on entry to school, as well as a House.
In Key Stage 3, each Form group is a mixture of each House. In Key Stage 4, each Form group is their House. We place students into groups with great care. We ensure that we address issues of concern to students at the point of transfer and have created a secure, safe and happy environment. We have zero tolerance of bullying in and out of school, as well as online. Our students thrive with the pastoral care provided; when additional support is needed we work with a comprehensive range of internal and external support agencies:
- Counsellor; our school counsellor offers one to one and small focus groups
- Careers guidance advise on work experience, college and the world of work from year 8 onwards
- A team of fully qualified First Aiders to deal with medical needs of pupils in school
- A range of support from our Pupil Enabler
- A supportive and friendly Inclusion Coordinator who works closely providing care, support and guidance with all students
- Weekly Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) lessons with the Head of Year to promote good mental health and wellbeing, develop skills for living in the wider world and build positive and healthy relationships
- A PSHE room designed to promote wellbeing and led by Wellbeing Prefects in school
- Birmingham Children's Trust (BCT) and Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) offer a wide range of external agency support who we work alongside to further support students
- A strong rewards system which recognises the achievements of all students and celebrates their success
Students have a robust and varied PSHE curriculum as part of their pastoral care in school.