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Pastoral team

​Lucy Foster ​- Year 7 Pastoral Manager - - x825

Sue Webster - Year 8 Pastoral Manager - - x875

Ruth Cobley - Year 9 Pastoral Manager, - x863

Di Scott - Assistant Principal, responsible for the pastoral department.

Tips for Parents and Carers – supporting young people as they return to school or college Developed by Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service


Our pastoral team are here to support students from when they begin with us in year 7 through to when they move on in year 9.

No two days are the same in the pastoral office, just as no two students are the same. During the school day, we support students and their families with attendance, uniform, friendship issues, behaviour, welfare and take care of the general well-being of students.

The pastoral team work closely with staff and parents to help to resolve any difficulties a student may face in school. For more complex issues and where more specialist help may be required, we have a network of outside agencies to offer support. We also help to support students with transition in year 7 and year 9. 

We operate an open-door policy so students can come and talk to us at any time for friendly help and advice.

School nurse drop-in session 

The school nurse will be running a weekly drop-in session on a Thursday lunchtime (12:20 to 13:10).  The sessions will be held in the pastoral meeting room (next door to the pastoral office). Students do not need to make an appointment - if they wish to discuss any health related matter then they can pop in for a private discussion. Parents will only be contacted if there is cause for concern or if the student gives consent for the school nurse to contact parents. 

Speak Up...! 

The key message to all students having problems and difficulties, or simply looking for advice, is to let us know. We can only help and make a difference if we know there is a problem. Only then can we try to deal with it appropriately.

We appreciate discussing certain matters face-to-face with an adult can be tricky and uncomfortable so, if you feel you cannot talk directly to either your form tutor or pastoral manager, please CLICK HERE to send an email. This email is checked regularly by members of the pastoral team who will respond to you as soon as possible.

You can also use this service, if you would like to report any incidents of bullying, either to yourself or that you have witnessed around the college. Names are optional!

All incidents will be treated seriously and appropriate action will be taken.

If we don’t know, nothing can be done to help you and STOP it!

Advice for Young People

We have put together this list of external websites that can help you with advice to support your child, or for your child to access for support and information.

These are trusted and informative websites with advice that we also follow in College.

Our school is part of the Worth-It project which specialises in early intervention and prevention of mental health problems, through improving emotional health and resilience of children, adolescents and schools. The aim is to equip our students with skills for life to ensure they meet their full potential.

Time to Talk 2020 assembly

Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Leicester-shire & Rutland Sport, physical activity and wellbeing - Healthy At Home. Physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it's more important than ever right now. Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.

Young Minds - We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.
Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.

Young people and mental health - NHS guidance - an information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

'Health for teens' - everything you need to know about being a teenager plus confidential advice from our school nurse.  

FRANK - Honest information about drugs

Beyond Bullying - Leicestershire County Council Anti-Bullying Team

Think U Know - is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

Relate - There are all sorts of reasons why you might want a bit of extra help from Relate. Things might be worrying you at home or at school, or you might need help and advice with your own relationship.

Young carers - if you're 19 and under and you look after someone at home, you can get help with care and your school workLeicestershire County Council's website has lots of information to support you such as telephone helplines and online forums where you can find someone to talk to. And there are groups you can go to, to get a break from home. If you think you may be a young carer, please contact Ms Webster in the pastoral office.

Winston’s Wish supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.


Mind - for better mental health

Wellbeing - Information for students

BBC Health - Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

NHS - How to look after your mental wellbeing while staying at home

CFF - How to support your child's mental health and well-being

CFF - Summary of CFF support

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention  - Manage Anxiety & Stress

Be Your Best Version - Beating Your Worries - A Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Mental Health Support - Well-being resource list for parents/carers during lockdown

Support over the festive holidays - Where student can find support over the holidays