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Neston High School

Pastoral Care

Caring for our students

The School has a proven and deservedly strong reputation for the pastoral care of students.

Each year group is led by a Head of Year (HOY). The role of the Head of Year is to secure positive outcomes and reduce barriers to success for the students in their year group in the following areas:

  • Progress and achievement
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Behaviour and Standards

Each Head of Year is supported by a Pastoral Learning Mentor (PLM). The focus of the PLM is students’ emotional well-being and mental health. The PLM works closely with parents and external agencies to safeguard and support student welfare.

Close contact is maintained with parents and carers to celebrate students’ success and provide support where there is concern. The form tutor plays a vital role in day-to-day pastoral care as they are most commonly the member of staff who knows the student best. The form tutor should be 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.

he effectiveness of the school’s care, guidance and support for students is outstanding. Overwhelmingly, students report being happy at school and parents express high levels of satisfaction with the school’s work ofsted


At Neston High School, we are clear that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Student safety is at the heart of everything we do - 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:

  • Tutors
  • Heads of Year
  • Pastoral Learning Mentors
  • Senior Staff
  • Teachers
  • School Nurse
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • A trusted adult in school
  • Peer Mentors

We also have an online reporting system for students who are victims of harassment or discrimination but are finding it difficult to discuss such sensitive issues with a member of staff face to face. Please find the link for this reporting service on the Student Support Page:

Student Support Page

Parents who have concerns about a child who may be at risk of harm can raise these with the safeguarding team at


We were impressed with how positive, approachable and supportive each teacher was, especially at the end of a very long day for them. 

Parent (regarding Parents' Evening)


Pupils behave well around the large school site. Sixth-form students enjoy their own spacious study and dining areas.

Ofsted Report 2022


There is a strong safeguarding culture across the school.

Ofsted Report 2022


Pupils, and students in the sixth form, are proud to be part of Neston High School.

Ofsted Report 2022


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