At Queen’s Gate, all staff see themselves as having a key role in supporting the pastoral care of our pupils. However, a number of roles have particular pastoral responsibilities, together providing truly holistic care for our girls.
Form Tutors see girls in the morning and at afternoon registration and will usually be the first port of call for girls and parents. Weekly Form Time sessions allow Form Tutors and pupils to explore.
All year groups benefit from a Head of Year and Deputy Head of Year who oversee both the well-being and academic progress of the girls in their care. These staff are responsible for identifying key issues for their specific age group and responding where girls might be experiencing difficulties. They also lead regular year group assemblies, again focusing on topics that are of particular relevance to the girls in their cohort.
At Queen’s Gate, SEND provision comes under the auspices of our Learning Enhancement Department. Their work is crucial for the girls’ academic progress, as well as playing an important part in the well-being of our girls. The Learning Enhancement Department liaises closely with our subject and pastoral staff, to ensure that any difficulties are recognised and supported in the best way possible. We also offer specialist EAL tuition which is invaluable for those girls for whom English is not their first language.
Our School Counsellors visit school each week and are available to offer extra support for pupils who need an extra listening ear. We are also able to offer 1:1 coaching for girls who may appreciate some extra help with specific issues such as exam anxiety or difficulties managing relationships with peers.
Pastoral care at Queen’s Gate Senior School is overseen by the Director of Pastoral Care, who is supported by an Assistant Director of Pastoral Care. Together they plan a programme of proactive support, which seeks to meet the needs of the girls before issues can arise. Experts in working with adolescent girls, they keep up-to-date with trends and research, ensuring the provision of forward-thinking, modern and relevant pastoral care.