Caring for our Pupils
The Head Teacher is assisted in the planning and delivery of pastoral care at All Saints Catholic College by a team which includes the Senior Leadership Team, Heads of Key Stage, Pastoral Support Officers and Form Tutors.
Form Tutors are the first point of contact at the College and will deal with the majority of questions or concerns that may arise. For more serious issues, the Head of Key Stage is there to support you and your child both in terms of their academic progress and for any major pastoral issues that may arise. Please get in touch with your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Key Stage either by phone, e-mail, letter or a note in your child’s Pupil Journal. The Pastoral staff should be kept informed about illness, absence, dental or medical appointments, or any change in home circumstances.
Form Tutor Time
Your child will spend 15 minutes each day with their form. During this time, pupils will meet with their Form Tutor. A daily ‘Uniform and Appearance’ check is carried out to ensure the highest of standards are maintained. An act of worship also takes place at this time of the day and your child will have at least one assembly each week with a Senior Member of staff. As part of our drive to encourage all children to enjoy the pleasure of reading, we actively promote this by asking all pupils to read silently during a part of Form Tutor time. It is important therefore that they come equipped with a suitable reading book. This then allows the Form Tutor to focus on the tracking and monitoring of pupils academic progress through individual meetings, supporting the work of the Pastoral Support Officer and Head of Key Stage.
In order to maintain these high standards for your children, we maintain a flexible approach to form groups and reserve the right, if it is considered in the best interests of pupils, to facilitate movement between the different groups.
To ensure that your child will become quickly at ease with life at ASCC, we have identified a number of older pupils who are there to be a friend to your children. These ‘Buddies’ can help the pupils if they are in need of support or just want someone (other than staff) to talk to.