Pastoral care is one of our top priorities at Tewkesbury School and we aim to focus on each individual learner to ensure that they are able to achieve their potential in an environment in which they feel safe, supported and valued.

Our Pastoral Centre provides academic and pastoral support to students who are affected by social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The Pastoral Centre also enables students with medical issues, such as broken bones, to continue with their education even if they are unable to go to lessons. It supports those students who may benefit from periods of time spent out of lessons, receiving one-to-one support. 

The Heads of each House are also located in the Pastoral Centre. They aim to foster positive and close working relationships with studetns and parents in order to remove any barriers to learning.   Our mixed-age tutor group arrangement promotes a friendly and family feel. With students of different ages in each tutor group there is always someone to turn to for guidance and support.

The Tutor is the first point of contact between home and school and deals with the academic and pastoral well-being of each student in the group. Every tutor group belongs to one of the six Houses and there is healthy competition between the Houses throughout the year to win a variety of challenges.

The Pastoral team consists of:

Miss G Littler: Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral, DSL. 

Mr P Smith: Assistant Head, Pastoral, Behavour and Attendance

Mrs Vallender: Pastoral Support Worker and link for Brunel, Hodgkin and Priestley Houses.

Mrs Piesse: Pastoral Support Worker and link for Elgar, Keller and Bronte Houses.

Mrs Cook:  Student Services Receptionist and First Aid Officer

Mrs Healey: Attendance Manager


In addition, the following support areas are co-ordinated by:

Mrs J Sirrell - Young Carers

Miss Z Pugh - Anti-Bullying co-ordinator

Mrs R Done: Counselling and Wellbeing support