“We believe it is important that every student knows where to turn for academic, social or personal support.”
At Huish we believe that the pastoral care system is vital in creating a caring environment where children are supported and encouraged to work through their own problems with advice and guidance from their form tutors and teachers. Discipline, and in particular self-discipline, is crucial to the social and personal development of young people. It is essential in helping them to develop as responsible and independent young adults with self-esteem, who are capable of playing a full role in their community.
Huish is committed to ensuring all students in our care receive high levels of pastoral support. This starts in Year 6 with the transition work that is undertaken by the Head of Year 7 in all our primary feeder schools. As students continue with their education at Huish, moving from Year 7 through to Year 11, Year Heads and Form Tutors build on links between the school and home. Further support is provided for students as they progress into further education at Sixth form, in apprenticeships or in the workplace.
“Care, guidance and support are outstanding” - OFSTED March 2007
Huish has a team of five Heads of Year who support form tutors and liaise with a range of outside agencies to ensure students are continually supported. Each Head of Year is supported in their pastoral work by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The school offers a full range of self referral support services through its innovative ‘drop in’ centre REACH (Reassuring Easy and Confidential Help). This service offers counselling facilities, medical advice, personnel advice (Connexions) and careers advice to students in all year groups.