Pastoral Care

A dedicated Pastoral Team keeps a close eye on the welfare of children in our close-knit Senior School.

Pastoral Care

A dedicated Pastoral Team keeps a close eye on the welfare of children in our close-knit Senior School.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding pastoral care.  It is at the heart of everything we do in the Senior School. We provide a secure, friendly environment where good behaviour and respect for others are considered to be of paramount importance and help to provide a secure foundation for learning.


We aim to ensure that every pupil feels happy, safe, secure, understood and valued. In general terms the rule for the Senior School is that we all, staff and pupils alike, treat each other as we should wish to be treated. Pupils are therefore encouraged to behave in a responsible, thoughtful and considerate manner towards each other and all members of the school community.


In the Senior School, the Deputy Head has the oversight of pastoral care across the school and works alongside a dedicated Pastoral Team which encompasses  a Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator and a Head of  Key Stage 4. They all work closely with our pupils on all pastoral matters and provide appropriate support in a friendly and approachable manner ensuring our pupils get the very best care.


Form Tutors, whom the children see daily, give pupils support and guidance. Our Form Tutors are central to ensuring pupils are successful academically and socially. They liaise frequently with parents to ensure our pupils are happy, confident, settled and enjoy all aspects of school life.


We have effective measures in place allowing us to identify and respond to the individual needs of our pupils. Furthermore, we foster a culture of openness and procedures for pupils to express their concerns are well established.



Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
  • Remain positive and hopeful!
  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine

You can find out more here:

Mrs McCarthy

Son in Year 10

My son has recently joined Hydesville Senior School and we have found the SENCO and his LSA to be amazing. They have reassured not only my son but myself in the whole transition process. My son has become a totally different child in this new environment, making me aware that it is the right one for him.

Mrs Mavji

Children in Year 7 & Year 9

Hydesville is a great school for small class sizes, therefore teachers know the individual strengths and weaknesses of each child and how to support their learning.

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