I write with news from the Secondary Care and Guidance team, which includes all of our dedicated Form Tutors and of course the Care & Guidance Leaders (Mr Gibson, Mr Wilson, Ms Viranyi-Fontan and myself). One of the aspects of our school that makes us special is our capacity to support our students in all possible ways; not just academically, but personally and socially too. I am therefore delighted to write to you today to introduce our brand new Care & Guidance space, designed as a place for students to meet with teachers and other students and share, well, anything they’d like to!
Students can find the Care & Guidance space on the top floor of our School, linking our Secondary and Primary sections. Hence, the space can be visited by students of all ages. It is designed to host chats, conferences and other important conversations which take place as part of our Restorative Approach to solving problems. The Care & Guidance leaders will often be found there, as will I, so that students can come and tell us about a recent success or a tricky problem, and we will do our very best to support them.
This new space represents our school’s commitment to becoming a fully Restorative School, where everyone in our community feels they can come and tell a teacher if they would like some support. Nobody should have to deal with problems in silence: the old saying still rings true that “a problem shared is a problem halved”.
In the coming weeks we’ll be moving into our new space, so do ask your children to come and visit us to see how it’s looking!
Assitant Head of Secondary