Pastoral care and wellbeing are central to our ethos at The Tiffin Girls’ School. They are implicit in every aspect of school life and all students follow a personal, social and health education programme (PSHE). Strong pastoral support enables students to thrive and fully participate, which reflects our core values of Community, Love of Learning and Character. Parents are invited to meet form tutors and those who teach their daughters, to discuss work, progress and general development. Parents are welcome to arrange further individual appointments at any time with Heads of Year.
Our Student Support Service also includes a School Health Practitioner who is available in school on Thursday lunchtimes. We have 20 qualified first aiders in school to help meet first needs in the case of illness or accident. Our School Counsellors are in Monday – Friday and they see students by referral or during drop-in sessions.
- Each student’s first port of call is their Form Tutor and then the Head of Year. The Assistant Headteacher responsible for student wellbeing for Years 7-11 also coordinates provision for students with Special Educational Needs and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Registration/form time is an important part of the school day – Form tutors will get to know their tutees well, meeting daily for registration, monitoring their progress and helping to support their progress throughout their time at school. It also tends to be a time when firm friendships and relationships are formed.
- We take an integrated approach to pastoral care, along with social and intellectual enrichment, which is provided through our Tutorial and House system. In addition to specific lessons at Key Stage 3 / 4 and enrichment days, the Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) programme runs during the weekly pastoral hour throughout the school year.
Sixth form years 12-13
- For students in the Sixth Form, their pastoral needs are met through their Form Tutors, the Assistant Headteacher responsible for student wellbeing for Years 12 and 13 who is also the Deputy Head of the Sixth Form, the Head of Sixth Form and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form.
- The students are supported by a pastoral programme, UCAS advice and an enrichment programme appropriate to students of this age. The pastoral programme aims to promote self-reflection, self-awareness, and emotional understanding in their development as young adults.