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“Students benefit from outstanding levels of care, guidance and support”
"We strive to be fully inclusive with outstanding pastoral care. Each student is known as an
individual and we will bring out the best in them through the work that we do together."
Miss C Anderson, Assistant Headteacher, Behaviour and Safety
Every pupil at St. Mary's is assigned to a form group in the care of a Form Tutor. The tutor holds a key position in the life of St. Mary’s and is the first point of contact between home and school. Their primary responsibility is to monitor the welfare of each pupil to ensure their academic, social and spiritual development. The tutor sees members of the form daily to establish and articulate clear expectations to each pupil in order to cultivate appropriate standards and attitudes for participation and success in all areas of school life.
Each tutor group in Year 7–11 includes up to six Year 12 students who provide additional mentoring, support and encouragement as well as acting as role models for the younger pupils. The Year 12 students are able to work within the form groups to develop their leadership skills to make a very positive contribution to the work of the school.
Each year group has assigned to it a Student Progress Leader who meets regularly with the Form Tutors to discuss individual pupil progress. Student Progress Leaders are supported by the work of the school’s Learning Mentors, the Director of Student Progress Y7–11 and a non-teaching Pastoral Manager. A spirit of unity and co-operation is secured through whole year activities such as assemblies, residential visits and Liturgies.
If you have any concerns about your child please contact the relevant Pastoral Manager:
Designated members of staff for Child Protection
Our 3 designated members of staff for Child Protection are:
Miss C Anderson
Mr G Priestley
Mrs L Davis
St. Mary’s is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.