Pastoral Care and the House System
Caring for students
The School has a proven and deservedly strong reputation for the pastoral care of students. The House system provides a ‘home base’ for students in Year 7 – 11.
Each House is led by a Head of House supported by a Pastoral Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistants and ten tutors. Wherever possible, we seek to strengthen this support system by ensuring that tutors stay with their groups until they reach the end of Year 11. Each House has its own House Hall and tutor rooms, so that The Head of House, Pastoral Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistants and team of tutors get to know their students exceptionally well. The House team will implement the right level of support and challenge for each individual student, monitor academic progress, and ensure that standards of behavior, attendance and punctuality are high.
Close contact is maintained with parents and carers to celebrate students’ success and provide support where there is concern. The tutor is the first point of contact for a parent who wishes to discuss any aspect of their child’s progress or success at Neston High School.
At Neston High School, we place great emphasis on all aspects of students’ safety. Staff are well trained in this area and students are fully informed about the systems in place to support them.
Students know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty:
· Heads of House
· Pastoral Learning Mentors
· Senior Staff
· School Nurse
· Learning Support Assistants
· A trusted adult in school
· Peer Mentors
All students are issued with an information card, signposting them to appropriate sources of information in relation to all aspects of safety.