Good pastoral care is important to developing students who demonstrate initiative and leadership, who are able to make good decisions and take responsibility for their choices and actions. The pastoral team provides day to day and longer term support for any student who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in and beyond school, and can access additional support and help from other services. Our pastoral support system is designed to ensure that all barriers to a student’s continued well-being and progress are removed. We have three basic principles on which we build our expectations and the pastoral team work alongside curriculum staff to ensure that all students focus on these principles which are to be:
‘Prepared • Engaged • Respectful’
The House System
Queen's Park High School is committed to ensuring that every student matters and that every student is safe, happy and is making progress. A sense of belonging, identity and pride is key to this and at Queen's Park High School this is developed and supported by our House System. From Year 7 to 13, the school is split into 3 Houses, Westminster, Grosvenor and Eaton.
“The House system is about unlocking student potential. We will achieve this by working together to support students and help remove barriers to learning, thus creating a sense of belonging, identity and pride.”
Our pastoral support system begins with the Form Tutor, who is a student’s and parents’ first point of contact and support in school. Form tutors see the students in their care every day, stay with their group throughout years 7 to 11, and develop a strong and supportive relationship with them.
Key Stage Leaders
Tutors are led by Key Stage Leaders, who are responsible for overseeing the well-being and support of their students as they move through the Key Stage, getting to know the students well and building good relationships with families. The Key Stage 3 Lead (Mrs Bearcroft) supports students as they settle into Year 7 and then through to the end of Year 9 before students begin GCSE courses in years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4). Assistant Key Stage 3 Lead (Miss Hunter) also works with students from years 7-9. The Key Stage 4 Lead (Mrs Cutler) supports students’ transition to new courses to ensure that students are able to be successful at GCSE and beyond.
Other Pastoral Support
At Queen’s Park High we are very fortunate to have an amazing pastoral team that are non-teaching members of staff who may work with students who need additional support. This means that there is a comprehensive team on hand to welcome, support and monitor students.
Mrs S Williams - SENCO and Safeguarding Lead.
Miss Byrne - Deputy Safeguarding Lead & Pastoral Support Manager for Wellbeing
Mrs Z Williams - Deputy Safeguarding Lead & Pastoral Support Manager for Wellbeing
Miss Rigby & Mrs Mckay - Pastoral Support Managers for Behaviour. Referrals into this support is managed through Key Stage Leaders and Mrs Williams the Inclusion Lead.
The Learning Trust
Parliamentary Review 'Best Practice Representative'