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St Clement's

High School

Pastoral Support System

Pastoral Team and Tutor Team 

Our school has a well-established Pastoral system which aims to ensure that continuous supervision is kept over your child’s social and personal development alongside their academic progress.

Our Pastoral team is led by Mr T Duce, Deputy Headteacher, with non-teaching support staff providing pastoral care to our student body.  Daily meetings focus on support strategies to help students make progress academically as well as considering their emotional wellbeing.  Pastoral support staff deal with any incidents that may occur, enabling situations to be investigated and resolved quickly and effectively.

Every student is under the care of a tutor and each year group has their own non-teaching Pastoral Manager. Form tutors develop an understanding and detailed knowledge of each individual’s personality and capabilities.  The Pastoral Manager supports students in a variety of ways including promoting good attendance, making sure behaviour sanctions and support are in place, deal with mental health issues and support students if there are issues at home. Each of the Pastoral Managers are safeguarding trained and will deal with safeguarding concerns as they arise. The Pastoral Managers are as follows:

Year 7

Mrs Calvert

Year 8

Mr Sedgeley

Year 9

Mrs Pearce

Year10

Miss Bradley and Miss Palmer

Year 11

Miss Bradley and Miss Palmer

If you have any concerns regarding your son or daughter whilst at school please contact school and ask for the relevant Pastoral Manager

The House System

There are four Houses:

 

Our House system encourages and develops inter-house competition, such as sports matches and subject competitions generating House points.  A cup is presented to the House with the greatest number of points at the end of the school year.

Assemblies and Tutor Lessons

Every student will have an assembly with their year group once a week. They will celebrate days of national importance, for example world space week and world literacy day. They are also used to celebrate acts of kindness, students who uphold the schools core values, academic achievement and good attendance. They will also complement work carried out during the tutor program.

Each student is placed in a tutor group which will be with other students from the same year group. They follow a carefully designed tutor program for the 4 tutor sessions per week when they are not having an assembly.

The tutor program is shown below:

Literacy is where the students will read a relevant text that will discuss issues that relate to their year group. The tutor will read the book aloud and students will follow using a ruler. The tutor will then lead a discussion about the themes in the text.

Careers is where students can access Unifrog which allows them to make informed decisions about careers and pathways to different careers including sixth form, college, apprenticeships and universities. Students will also carry out activities to work on personality traits such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. They have the opportunity towards their “Edge” certificate which recognises where students have developed and evidenced these personal characteristics.

Make it stick is where students work through a five week rotation to include how we learn, spelling quizzes, numeracy challenges, subject specific knowledge retrieval quizzes and student presentation to the rest of their peer group.

Them and Us is where students work through activities linked to the schools core values and devlop skills that promote kindness, living without harm and respect for themselves and others.

In  addition to this Year 11 also receive subject based intervention in different subject areas depending on need.

Behaviour

We expect and obtain high standards of behaviour from our students based on our core values and mutual respect. A full explanation of our behaviour policy and expectations can be seen in our behaviour policy.

Please click on the link below to view the School behaviour Policy.

MHS Behaviour Policy