Tottington High SchoolPastoral System
Pastoral care is an attitude rather than a process. All of our staff take responsibility for the whole child whether that be through teaching or some other method of support. Attention is given to caring, both for the individual and for groups as a whole, in order to minimise any difficulties which might impair the successful academic and social development of our students.
Whilst ‘pastoral care’ is everyone’s responsibility in school, we do have more formalised structures which recognise the particular needs of children. We have both teaching and support staff who take on the overall responsibility for pastoral care structures.
The Heads of Year (HOY), and the Pastoral Year Managers (PYM) in particular, are responsible for the welfare of the students in his/her year and deal with such items as students’ records, parents’ queries, absences, general discipline, social activities and students’ personal problems in school. The Form Tutors in each year team are responsible for groups of students and they have regular form periods and tutorials; this enables them to acquire a useful knowledge of individuals and to monitor their homework diaries. The HOY/PYM have regular and close contact with the Education Welfare Service and, where necessary, the School Psychological Service, the LEA Pupil Learning Centre and other outside agencies.
Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org