PASTORAL CARE (SENIOR SCHOOL)
As a Christian school, the development of a caring community and a strong network of support for our students is central to our ethos and daily work. Our pastoral programme extends throughout the College and is evidenced in myriad ways. Elements of our approach to pastoral care, such as information evenings for parents, visiting speakers working with students, Chapel services and outdoor education programmes are plain to see. However, much energy is directed toward fostering positive relationships between students and our staff – and this takes place within timetable House time, and interactions in the grounds, during production rehearsals and on the playing fields. Dr Adrian Johnson
is the Head of Senior School. He works closely with all of the people mentioned below to help meet the needs of individuals within our community.The House System
The House Tutor is responsible for the wellbeing of all students within their vertical House Group. They are the first point of contact for parents and regularly communicate with home through the Student Diary. The Tutor knows each of their students intimately and is best placed to deal with issues as they arise. Students and Tutors look to their Head of House to assist with more persistent issues.
Our Heads of House are Mr Dallas O’Brien
(Andrews), Mrs Allison Foster
(Franklin), Mrs Brooke Butson
(Laver), Mr Robert Davies
(Starkey) and Mr Brad Walker
(Veivers). Heads of House monitor students overall academic progress and their social and emotion development. And, of course, our Heads of House work with their student leaders to involve students within the House in a range of sporting, academic and cultural competitions throughout the year.Other People Here to HelpMrs Anne Rowe
(Year 8 Coordinator) is responsible for the induction of new students in Year 8 and for the smooth transition of students from Year 7 to Year 8. In support of House Tutors, Mrs Rowe deals with issues which are particular to students settling into the Senior School. Ms Kim Capper
, as Coordinator of the Senior Common Room, oversees our Year 12s and is well placed to support them as they complete their final year at the College.