Pastoral care and well-being

A key strength of Redmaids’ High is the structure of pastoral care your daughter will receive here. We want our students to realise their full potential so helping them to enjoy school and stay healthy, both physically and mentally, is one of our top priorities.
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Pastoral care at Redmaids’ High

Our students’ well-being is one of our top priorities. To ensure our students stay healthy, both physically and mentally, pastoral care is integrated into every aspect of school life. We have a dedicated pastoral team made up of an Assistant Head – Pastoral and Well-Being, three School nurses, and a counsellor, whom students can speak to in complete confidence.

Someone to talk to

Every student has a Form Tutor and an Assistant Form Tutor who meet the students each morning. Students have the same Form Tutor for Years 7,8 and 9 so they can get to know each other. The same goes for Years 10 and 11, and for Years 12 and 13. Tutors are supported in their role by a Head of Year, an Assistant Head of Year, and the Assistant Head – Pastoral.

Friendships

Year 7 students have a Year 8 ‘buddy’ to help them with the transition from primary education. The buddy is there to offer advice and support. Students are also assigned to one of four School Houses. The House system provides opportunities for students to make friends across the school, take part in House events and take on leadership roles in the Sixth Form as House Captains.

PSHE programme

PSHE lessons equip the girls with the knowledge they need to make sensible life choices, so they can thrive academically and socially at Redmaids’ High and beyond. Our PSHE scheme is available on the Parent Hub.

AS Tracking

Affective Social (AS) Tracking is used throughout the school to help us identify the potential for risks such as low self-esteem or poor social and emotional health. With the data we collect, we can support priority students with small interventions and tangible action plans. This means we are responding proactively, rather than waiting for the student to hit a crisis point. More information about AS Tracking is available here.

Pets as Therapy

One member of the pastoral team is a small and cuddly pug dog called Barry. He is a ‘Pets as Therapy’ dog (owned by Mrs Turner, the Assistant Head – Pastoral), who comes to school once a month. There is lots of evidence which supports the benefits of having a dog in school and our girls love spending time with Barry. More information about Pets As Therapy is available here.