Your pastoral care
The Form Tutor:
- is the first point of contact for academic staff in the case of minor academic or pastoral concerns
- monitors progress and provides pastoral care for each pupil
- holds regular discussions with all Sixth Formers in the Tutor Group
- takes care of day to day issues and ensures school ethos is upheld
- monitors punctuality and absence
- contact parents should concerns exist regarding pastoral matters, academic progress, attendance and punctuality
- monitors dress code
- collates and writes the UCAS reference
- is the link between subject staff, pupils and the Head of Sixth Form
The Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Heads of Sixth Form lead the team of tutors.
Their roles include:
- having an overview of progress and monitoring
- ensuring good study skills are fostered and practised
- liaising with and participate in the Higher Education team
- working closely with the Headmaster on Sixth Form issues
- working closely with the Deputy Head (Academic) to monitor subject choices and Deputy Head (Pastoral) on pastoral issues
- promoting a sound work ethic with Heads of Departments
- making sure that Sixth Form expectations are observed
- liaising with the Head of Sixth Form at King’s High School and support, advise and monitor our academic collaboration.
In addition, the Sixth Form pastoral structure will be supplemented by the various Heads of Houses at Warwick School, who are as follows:
- Mr M Alton (Brooke)
- Mr T Pierce (Greville)
- Mr J Sutherland (Guy)
- Mr S Francis (Leycester)
- Mr I Willis (Oken)
- Mr H Venter (Tudor)
The Heads of Houses will support and mentor Sixth Formers when asked to do so by Head of 6th Form and the Assistant Heads of Sixth Form whenever they consider it necessary to do so.
This is usually in instances when Sixth Formers have not been achieving their potential and appear to be unmotivated. The Heads of Houses will work closely with the Sixth Form team and Sixth Form Tutors when carrying out this role.
Wellbeing at Warwick School
The Wellbeing Hub provides an environment in school where pupils can come for advice and support, regarding all aspects of their school life. Within the Wellbeing Hub we have information about all the pastoral support available for pupils in school, as well as being able to advise about services available to young people and their families in the local authority. The Hub also provides a calm, quiet space within the school day for pupils who need a tranquil environment during the busier portions of the day. The Hub will always be manned by a member of our pastoral support team, so pupils can drop in at any point – no appointment necessary.
Pupils who need someone to talk to can access therapy, either by dropping into the Wellbeing Hub in person, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pupils can anonymously access pastoral support via Whisper, available through the Pupil Portal.
If a pupil needs pastoral care during weekends and holidays, they can email email@example.com as it will be checked regularly. Alternatively, there is a great deal of useful information in the Wellbeing section of the school website. The Young Minds website is also very useful.
If a pupil is in crisis and needs urgent assistance, pupils or parents should contact their GP or call Childline on 0800 111, MIND on 0300123 3393 or Samaritans 116 123. They can also access an online text counselling service. In an emergency, they should call 999 or go to A&E and ask to speak to the duty psychiatrist. They can, if necessary, contact a school Designated Safeguarding Lead via the school duty phone on 01926 695940/ 01926 695939.
You can also ask a member of staff or a parent to make the first contact, if you prefer.
Other support offered
Our School Nurses are supportive and approachable.
School Lay Chaplain: Mr J Soper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safeguarding at Warwick
Safeguarding young people is everyone’s responsibility. If you see anything that you think is a concern, please report it as soon as you can – it may seem insignificant, but the fact that you have noticed it is important.
Whisper is an anonymous reporting tool for students who want to alert staff about something that is happening to them or to others, but are worried about doing so. It is externally hosted, so unless you choose to tell us your name we will not know.
You can use Whisper:
- If you have a problem or concern in school or at home.
- If you are being bullied or know someone who is.
- If you are concerned about another student’s welfare.
- If someone has behaved inappropriately.
- If you need to talk to someone about a problem.
To access Whisper, there is a link on the portal homepage. Whisper is checked in term time between 8am – 5pm on weekdays by Mr Thomson or Mrs Wilson.