Stokesley School are very proud of the pastoral care provided to our 1100+ students: we are a large school with a small school feel. Tutors and Heads of Year know their students very well and build close supportive relationships.
Since September 2019, tutors have been delivering our Learning for Life curriculum during tutor time in addition to weekly assemblies and daily checks to ensure our students are happy, feel safe and are ready to learn.
At Stokesley School, we support our students pastorally in a number of different ways.
Every child is a member of a tutor group and the tutor is their first port of call for any queries, concerns or issues. Parents are encouraged to build a relationship with their child’s tutor too. Tutor time is used to ensure students are ready for the day ahead as well as to deliver age-appropriate materials linked to their personal, social and health education.
Our tutor groups are overseen by a Head of Year who is the lead for student rewards, sanctions, attendance, competitions, tutor time provision, key events and engagement within their year group.
Our Heads of Year from September 2019 are:
In addition to Heads of Year, Mr Wilkinson joined our team in January 2020, as a Pastoral Support Assistant. We also have a Head of Pastoral Intervention, Mrs Wilkinson, who oversees the work of our dedicated Ethos Team (non-teaching pastoral staff) which includes Mrs Boal, Health and Wellbeing Manager, as well as Mrs Hasson, Mr Morris, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Blanchard. Our Ethos Team are trained in a range of mental health issues and are dedicated to supporting our students to be the best they can be and ensure they are fully engaged with the life of the school.
Mrs McGreal, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher oversees the work of the Ethos Team.
The pastoral system including attendance and behaviour are overseen by Mr Burns, Assistant Headteacher (Engagement & Wellbeing).
Not only do we place a high value on traditional education, we also invest heavily in developing the whole child and helping them to be responsible and thoughtful citizens.