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Posted / 06/07/21
Pastoral Care and Student Welfare
JHGS is proud of its levels of Pastoral Support and encompasses both emotional and physical help.
Tutor: A student’s first port of call would be his tutor. Your form tutor can be a great help and support throughout your time at school. They see you every morning during registration and you will get to know each other. You will be able to ask them for help and they will also be able to offer advice about where to go for problems if they cannot help.
Head of Year: You will be able to see your Head of Year most days. They are able to help you with any issues you may have; whether they be academic, emotional, problems with peers, problems at home etc. The Heads of Year for years 7-11 are based in the Pastoral Office in the SLT corridor.
Your Head of Year will liaise with everyone you come into contact with at school, and will be able to let the relevant people know of any information you wish them to. Your Head of Year will also be able to provide you with support and information to help you through school.
Student Welfare Officer: Miss Randell, the Student Welfare Officer, is located in the SLT corridor. She is able to help with any emotional or physical needs. She can refer you to our School Counsellor, the School Nursing team, Student Mentors, or other services you may need or wish to use. Miss Randell is someone you can go to as a first point of contact if you are unsure what to do when you have an issue.
You are able to talk to Miss Randell about any problems you may be facing; much like your Head of Year. She is also there to help out with any first aid or if you are feeling unwell.
Student Mentor: Student Mentors are your peers in Years 12 and 13. They are students who have volunteered their time to spend with other students who need a little bit of extra support. They have recently been through the school in the younger years and so understandably can relate very well to some of the current issues faced by school aged boys.
They are there to listen and could potentially offer advice and support on issues ranging from school and homework to peer relationships. Student mentors are friendly approachable people and will be another person you know to add to the list of people talk to.
Counsellors: Mrs Crouch and Ms Bellars are our school Counsellors, appointments with students are made through the Student Welfare Officer. Their sessions are confidential and they provide a great support if you are struggling with emotional problems.
John Hampden Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Neil Hathaway, Deputy Headteacher, and the Safeguarding Governor is Mr Alan Armstrong.
Additional Safeguarding Leads in school are:
Miss Burrow, Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form
Mr Sammels, Assistant Headteacher
Mr Neill, Head of Year 12
Mrs Stiles, SENCO and Associate to the Leadership Team
Mr Till, Head of English
Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.