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.

All students are supported to achieve these aims by their form tutor - who should be your first point of contact for any concerns you may have - subject teachers, a Head of Year and support staff all work collectively and the vast majority of students are able to engage fully in all aspects of school life and all lessons. Rarely, where this is not the case our Pastoral Centre provides academic and pastoral support to students who encounter social, emotional and behavioural challenges. The Pastoral Centre also enables students with medical issues, such as injuries, to continue with their education even if they are unable to go to lessons by providing continuity of education.

The Pastoral Centre offers support for students who are experiencing barriers to learning, which are impacting on their ability to thrive and make good progress educationally. It brings together support for students with aspects such as attendance, mental health and well-being, anti-bullying advice and guidance and provides the gateway to other specialist support. The Heads of each Year are also located in the Pastoral Centre. They aim to foster positive and close working relationships with students and parents in order to remove any barriers to learning. 

The Pastoral team consists of:

Mrs A Harrison:  Inclusion Manager and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Cook:  Student Services Officer

Miss H Rogers: Pastoral support, Safeguarding officer

Mr A Phillips: Pastoral support

Miss K Walters: Attendance Officer 

In addition, the following support areas are coordinated by:

Ms J Sirrell - Young Carers

Mrs Z Pugh- Anti-Bullying coordinator