Sackville School

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is a vital part of the ethos of Sackville School.  Our teachers are not only top classroom practitioners; they lead, inspire, excite and care. They have been chosen because of their passion for the job and their ability to relate to students and to support them in all aspects of school life.

Tutor Groups:

The school has a tutor group structure with a Teacher Tutor overseen by a Head of Year. The students attend registration with their tutor each morning and afternoon, and attend a Year group assembly every week. 

Tutors are the first point of contact for parents and students regarding any concerns about school and they will monitor students' academic progress alongside providing pastoral support when necessary.  Tutors keep records of student’s rewards (merits) and sanctions (detentions) and will check school planners for notes and messages from home.

Heads of Year:

Heads of Year are senior staff who also form the Senior Leadership Team at the school.  They design individual plans to help children who need extra care and will work closely with parents to ensure that children receive the best support possible.

Anti - Bullying Alliance:

Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Sackville has signed up to eradicate bullying in our school, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.

ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field.

We access specialist training, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our school's anti-bullying policy supports the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our school to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As a successful school, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance, please click here.