At Challney High School for Boys we take our pastoral responsibility very seriously.
All staff at the school are part of a caring framework and we have a dedicated pastoral team which has specific responsibility for this provision.
The first line of care is the Form Tutor who registers your son twice daily. It is the form tutor’s responsibility to monitor daily progress, provide encouragement and advice, coordinate reports from subject teachers and generally keep a watchful eye for signs of difficulty. Each year group has a Head of Year whose job it is to monitor the development of the year as a whole, sort out more serious problems and contact parents where appropriate. There is also a team of assistant Head of Years who are available throughout the day to support students.
The team is overseen by Assistant Head (Pupil Development and Wellbeing) who works closely with the Assistant Head (Pupil Engagement) and the Assistant Head (Inclusion). They work closely with the Attendance Officer and Educational Welfare Officer who help us monitor absence from school.
The pastoral team work with pupils, staff and families to make sure that all boys can learn and make progress. They also deliver aspects of the ‘SMSC’ curriculum. We aim to support children in developing their skills for making appropriate choices. This includes addressing bullying, study skills, relationships and drug education as well as communication skills and dealing with conflict.