At St Clement’s we believe that if students are to achieve to the best of their ability they need to feel safe, happy and well-supported.
When students join St Clement’s they are put into one of five tutor groups within their year. Their tutor becomes the most important point of contact between the school and parents/carers. There is a Pastoral Support Officer for each of Key Stage 3 and 4. These are responsible for overseeing the pastoral welfare of all of the students in their key stage and are a major link between home and school. There is a Senior Teacher and Assistant Headteacher who is responsible for monitoring the work of the Pastoral Support Officers. The Deputy Headteacher is the designated professional for safeguarding.
We know from student surveys, that students do feel safe and happy at St Clement’s and that they think bullying is dealt with quickly and effectively. A wide range of staff have had students turn to them for support: teachers, LSAs, mentors, the school nurse, the Connexions advisor and members of support and administration staff. This is a testament to the whole-school approach to student support.
Students also benefit from individual information, advice and guidance. During Year 8, when students are choosing their Key Stage 4 courses, each student has a one-to-one meeting with a member of staff to help them with their choices. In Key Stage 4 students receive support from Connexions advisors as well as mentors and other members of staff to help them make decisions about their post-16 choices. In addition, Citizenship lessons throughout the school include careers information and guidance.
If you have any concerns, please contact us directly on the following numbers;
Mrs Addison-Paul - Key Stage 3 Pastoral Support Officer - 01553 825919
Mrs Street - Key Stage 4 Pastoral Support Officer - 01553 825910