Pastoral Support

Teddington School is committed to ensuring that every student matters and that every student is safe, happy and is making progress. Positive behaviour is key to this and at Teddington School this is based on everyone having a shared understanding of the values and relationships that are needed for students to learn well and get on with their peers and staff.

Good pastoral care is important to developing students who demonstrate initiative and leadership, who are able to make good decisions and take responsibility for their choices and actions. The pastoral team provides day to day and longer term support for any student who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in and beyond school, and can access additional support and help from other services, as well as working closely with the school’s Additional Learning Needs Department. Our pastoral support system is designed to ensure that all barriers to a student’s continued well-being and progress are removed.

Form Tutors

The pastoral structure is based around the Form tutor, who is a student’s first point of contact and support in school. Form tutors see the students in their care every day, and stay with their group throughout years 7 to 11, and develop a strong and supportive relationship with them.

Heads of Year

Tutors are led by Heads of Year, who are responsible for overseeing the well-being and progress of students in a Year Group. Heads of Year also stay with their Year Group as they move through the school, getting to know the students well and building good relationships with families.

Pastoral Support Managers

Heads of Year are supported by non-teaching Pastoral Support Managers, who are available throughout the day to provide support and intervention, and liaise with families. They also work closely with a number of outside agencies to support students in overcoming barriers to learning.

Oversight of Pastoral Care

The Deputy Head for Behaviour and Inclusion has overall oversight of all pastoral care.

 
Key Stage 3
Deputy Head for Behaviour and Inclusion Mr N Hill
Head of Year 7 Mr J Golding
Head of Year 8 Ms N Pollard
Head of Year 9 Mr M Giles
Pastoral Support Managers KS3 Ms S Phillips
Key Stage 4
Raising Standards Leader Behaviour and Inclusion         Mr P McGrath
Head of Year 10 Ms S Bailey
Head of Year 11 Mrs S Thornley
Pastoral Support Managers KS4 & 5 Ms N Harrison
Ms T Leggatt

Supporting your child through Secondary School

Bullying is not a common problem at Teddington School, however we do have procedures in place if it does affect your child.  If you have concerns about bullying, please refer to our flow chart which will point you towards who to contact.  

Useful links:

BullyingUK

Childline

Coping with Self Harm

Heatham House

Off the Record

Young Minds

Parent Support Resources

Dove also have resources to support parents in developing self-esteem in their children.

More information: https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents.html

Xanax 

It has come to our attention that some young people within the local area have started to use a drug called xanax. This drug is a benzodiazepine and is not prescribed on the NHS. There are many risks associated with its use, including accidental overdoses, memory loss and physical and psychological dependence. We want to offer advice and education to young people and parents regarding Xanax so please find an electonic copy of a leaflet available from the Young Peoples Substance Misuse Service for your information.

Xanax-leaflet

NOS Alert: World Cup Special

Following the World Cup kicking off in spectacular fashion and as part of the #WakeUpWednesday online safety campaign, NOS have created a FREE online safety football special guide for parents/carers.

Amid the excitement, it is important to stay vigilant online and make sure children are aware of the potential dangers that they may be exposed to during large sporting events. From cyber-attacks, malware, fake merchandise and fake ticket offers, this guide is designed to inform parents and carers about online risks relating to the football and how they can help keep their children safe on the internet this summer.

Please see the guide here:

https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1009360114036428800

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