Student Wellbeing and The Role of a Tutor

There is a strong and well organised pastoral structure in the school based upon an effective infrastructure and a good communications system.

The role of the Tutor is of the utmost importance and is normally the first point of contact over any issue (for parents and for staff). Our intention at Churchmead is that there is a close and caring relationship between the student and their Tutor which will support the student during their time at Churchmead.

Form Tutors, led by our experienced Heads of Year, give our students those day-to-day moments of care and support and are the first port of call for parental concerns or information regarding pastoral or academic matters. Heads of Year have overall responsibility for the students in their year group, creating a sense of community and belonging for their pupils.

However, our pastoral care goes beyond this core team. Every member of staff plays a role in supporting students and helping them thrive, and every teacher is a teacher of wellbeing.