Pastoral Support2018-10-16T21:44:14+00:00

Pastoral Support is strong within Heworth Grange and is managed by an experienced team of pastoral leaders.

Pastoral Structure

Each school year group has its own Head of Year who, together with their assistants and the Form Tutors, are responsible for the welfare, behaviour, attendance and general progress of all pupils in the year group. Heads of Year work closely with the respective Pastoral Assistant Head Teachers, to ensure a consistent approach across the school. Heads of Year will normally deal with most issues within their year group, although more serious difficulties may be referred to the relevant Assistant Head Teacher, or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Behaviour Expectations

The discipline of the school is firm but not harsh; we look for your support in ensuring the best standards of behaviour from your child when he/she is in school. A well-disciplined school is essential, in order to achieve an orderly and safe environment in which children can work, learn and progress without disruption. 

Year Teams 2018/19

Head of Year –  Mr J Hope BA (Hons)
Asst. Head of Year – Miss N Hughes BA (Hons)

Head of Year -Miss S Rennie BSc (Hons)
Asst. Head of Year – Ms N Thompson BSc (Hons) MA

Head of Year – Mrs E Anderson BA (Hons)
Asst. Head of Year – Mrs S Brooks BEd (Hons)

Head of Year – Mrs C Froom BSc (Hons)
Asst. Head of Year -Mrs S Rostron BSc (Hons)

Head of Year – Mr D Beresford BSc (Hons)
Asst Heads of Year -Miss C Swatts BA (Hons)

Head of Post16 -Mrs E Lupton BSc (Hons)
Asst. Heads of Year -Mr B Vause BSc (Hons)  / Miss L Shreeve Bsc (Hons)

Parental Involvement

The school aims at all times to act in the best interests of its young people and we cannot stress sufficiently the importance between home and school in encouraging the right attitude towards learning, behaviour, attendance and achievement: this is what determines the future life chances for young people. Should you wish to speak to your child’s Head of Year, it is important to appreciate that they have teaching commitments and therefore may not be available to speak to you immediately. We ask that you telephone school to arrange a convenient time and not turn up at school without an appointment. Parental review meetings and reports Once a year, parents are invited into school to discuss their child’s progress with the form tutor. From year 8 upwards, after this meeting there is an opportunity to come into school to speak to your child’s subject teachers. Form tutors will guide parents as to which staff to prioritise. In addition, parents will receive interim and final reports to inform them of their child’s on-going progress.

Parental review meetings and reports

Once a year, parents are invited into school to discuss their child’s progress with the form tutor. From year 8 upwards, after this meeting there is an opportunity to come into school to speak to your child’s subject teachers. Form tutors will guide parents as to which staff to prioritise. In addition, parents will receive interim and final reports to inform them of their child’s on-going progress. The current education agenda places great emphasis on inclusion, which means that all pupils, regardless of the nature and extent of any special need, have the right to an education in a mainstream school. Specific responsibility for SEN provision is lead by Mrs Howells (SENCo) any parent with concerns should speak to her, in the first instance. Mrs Howells liaises effectively with primary schools, so that provision already determined is maintained on transfer.