High quality pastoral care at The Fernwood School is central to our ethos and underpins all that we do.
As a team, we want to ensure that all students at Fernwood enjoy school, feel safe and make lasting friendships; only then can they focus and engage in learning in the classroom.
Each student has a Tutor and meets as a Tutor Group each morning, following a programme of activities from literacy to circle time discussion activities, in addition to a weekly assembly as a year group. Each year group is overseen by a Head of Year who rigorously monitors pastoral care and academic progress. We also have a member of the senior team linked to each group as well as 2 Assistant Headteachers, Mrs Morrill and Mr Hughes, who oversee Key Stage 3 and 4 respectively.
The Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral) works with the team to support all aspects of pastoral care. As a result, children feel supported and know who to go to should a problem arise. Communication with parents is of paramount importance and we seek the views of both parents and students at regular intervals throughout the school year.
We have a team of Pastoral Practitioners at the school who offer support to students for a variety of reasons. Students are referred by their Heads of Year and issues such as organisation, behaviour, self-esteem or lack of confidence can be addressed through one-to-one support as required.
Pastoral Structure 2022-23
Whole School Lead for Behaviour
Oversight of KS3
Whole School Pastoral Oversight
Whole School Lead Pupil Premium Strategy
Oversight of KS4
Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Year and SLT Link
- Miss Rowe
- Mrs Carter
- Mrs Eldridge
- Mr Walker
- Mrs Churchward
- Mr Jones
- Mr Smith
- Mrs Robinson
- Mrs Cannon
- Mr Rothwell
- Mr Crandley
- Mr Longshaw
- Mr Hughes