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Pastoral Care

At Croxley Danes, all staff will be committed to knowing every student and to providing the necessary support and guidance to ensure that every individual is able to succeed as well as they can, both academically and personally. The high quality pastoral care provided will be a core part of the overall progress and well-being of every individual student in school and will be modelled on the outstanding practice at St Clement Danes which has been called ‘the bedrock of the school’ by Ofsted.

A team of support staff will play an important role in providing every day support and guidance to students and communicating with their parents.

Every child will be assigned a Form Tutor whose role is to get to know each student and is the first port of call for both students and parents. The Head of Year 7 will induct and support new students. From Year 8 onwards, the Heads of Key Stage 3 and subsequently Key Stage 4 will take on responsibility for pastoral care. In the Sixth Form, the Director of Sixth Form will be supported by an Assistant Director of Sixth Form whose role will be to oversee pastoral care in Years 12 and 13.

We will adopt a pro-active approach through the personal development and resilience programmes. Students will be taught key life skills and provided with appropriate information and guidance through personal development lessons. Students will learn about coping strategies, alternative thoughts, problem solving and decision-making through resilience lessons.

At Croxley Danes, we will work closely with parents. Additional guidance and support will be provided via a range of themed evenings and parent workshops. A team of support staff will play an important role in providing every day support and guidance to students and communicating with their parents. Safeguarding and child protection are key responsibilities for all staff and fundamental in ensuring effective student well-being. A team of staff with a high level of safeguarding training will deal with any more serious issues.  If any student is in need of additional support, this will be provided either by staff in school or via external agencies.