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Pastoral Support

Student wellbeing and pastoral care is a fundamental part of school life promoting health & wellbeing, building individual resilience and enhancing academic achievement. The Sixth Form team strives to ensure that all pupils feel included and supported.

Our strong Form Tutor team plays a vital role in ensuring that all students are happy, healthy, successful and make the most of all opportunities available to them.

In addition to Mrs Bonner (Head of Sixth Form) & Mr Byers (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) we have two Student Support Assistants within the Sixth Form Team. Mrs Johnson who is responsible for Y12 students and Mrs Stocks who is responsible for Y13 students. Mrs Johnson & Mrs Stocks are non-teaching staff so are available in the Sixth Form Office should students have any questions or queries.

We understand that difficulties do sometimes occur and we want to work collaboratively with students, parents and other agencies to resolve issues and support students.

The Sixth Form Pastoral System is supported in the following ways –

  • Assemblies are regularly held with the Head & Deputy Head of Sixth Form providing important information and advising students of opportunities available to them within and outside school.
  • Skills sessions every Monday during P3 provide a forum for gaining and developing knowledge and understanding on a range of issues affecting young adults and sixth form students. These sessions also support students during the Y13 UCAS process and alternatives to university applications.
  • Our Pastoral system is focused on creating happy and confident individuals. Emotional Needs are supported as much as possible, in co-operation with students, families and other parties. Help is available from the School Nurse for health and medical concerns, Student Support Assistants, Leaning Mentors, and outside agencies as required.

Whilst every effort is made to support our students, some students may experience difficulties that we are not equipped to deal with and may require health professionals’ intervention. If you feel your child requires additional support we would strongly recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor to discuss your concerns as soon as possible.

There are some useful contact details below. We are not recommending any of these services but would suggest that you contact them and discuss your situation to identify the best group to support your child.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Accident & Emergency

Northern General Hospital Tel  0114 271 4743

Walk in Centre

Rockingham House, 75 Broad Lane, Sheffield S1 3PB Tel 0114 241 2700

Minor Injuries

Royal Hallamshire   Tel 0114 2712071.

Help Advice & Support Groups

http://www.sheffieldhelpyourself.org.uk/

Children & Adult Mental Health Service

http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/our-services/camhs/

Anxiety Support

http://www.nopanicsheffield.org.uk/

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Mental Health Information

http://www.mind.org.uk/

http://epicfriends.co.uk/

http://www.samaritans.org/

Eating Disorders

http://www.syeda.org.uk/

http://www.riverdalegrange.co.uk/

Drugs Advice

http://www.cri.org.uk/corner_sheffield