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Pastoral Care

Wellbeing HUB - Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

Across the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, we are wholeheartedly committed to providing the highest standard of pastoral care to all of our students and staff, and this is even more important whilst we are at home without our usual support networks.  We will shortly be launching our  Wellbeing Hub, where you will be able to access information relating to all the Pastoral Care that is available, including Wellbeing and Counselling as well as many external resources.

Warwick School

We are very proud of the young men that pass through Warwick School. It is our aim to support and guide the boys during their years with us, allowing them to develop into responsible, resilient and compassionate men of character who are determined to make a positive contribution wherever they find themselves in the future. 

The bedrock of pastoral care at the school is the close relationship between staff and the pupils. This begins with the Form Tutor and extends to Heads and Assistant Heads of Section, as well as Senior Staff, who know the boys well and who are committed to their growth and welfare.

A boy meets with his Form Tutor every day and this gives an opportunity for difficulties to be discussed and achievement to be celebrated. Tutors are well-supported by the Heads and Assistant Heads of Section who provide oversight and guidance in each Section.

Beyond this, there are numerous other people who are responsible for the care and well-being of the boys. We are fortunate to have the services of two School Counsellors who are here for most of the week; the Medical Centre provides expert support, and, at the heart of the school, is the Chapel, which the boys visit once a week for an act of worship and which is open to them at all other times.

Pastoral care is integral to all we do at Warwick School. Happy boys thrive and strong pastoral foundations enable the boys to aim high in all other areas of school life.

During lock-down we have had a number of additional measures in place to check-in on pupils. Som eof our teaching staff have been ringing boys where there may be concerns. All the Heads of House have regularly met students (via Teams during lock-down) for coaching sessions. Heads of Section meet weekly on Teams to discuss any extra care needed, and how we can intervene to help them. DSLs meet fortnightly on Teams to discuss safeguarding issues. Our pastoral staff continue to provide fantastic care even in this lock-down situation.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Warwick School is Mr R Thomson, Deputy Headmaster - Pastoral. There is a pastoral team, all whom are specially trained.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Mr Richard Thomson - Deputy Head Pastoral
Mr Andrew Hymer - Headmaster, Warwick Junior School

Pastoral Team:

Dr Simon Chapman
Mrs Kimberley Wyatt
Mr James Soper
Mr Keith Davenport
Mr Brian Davies
Mrs Vicky Bell
Mr David Bull
Mrs Linda Allan
Mr Martyn Colliver
Miss Heather Mellor
Mrs Kate Poole
Mrs Alex Wilson

Senior Deputy Head
Deputy Head Teaching and Learning
Head of Lower School
Head of Middle School
Head of Upper School
Head of Sixth Form
Head of Boarding
Head of Curriculum Support
Head of Computing
Head of Lower School - Junior School
Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Pastoral Support Manager

 

Grass roots pastoral care happens effectively at form tutor level and time for tutors to spend with their group has been extended in the senior school to allow for relationships to be strengthened and for form tutors to pick up the small changes that can be significant. PSHE supports pastoral development with sessions on mindfulness and self worth. There are two school counsellors plus teaching assistants in classes where there are boys with special concerns such as high anxiety. Teachers have received useful pastoral training particularly round autism.  

Good Schools Guide 2020