An effective and sensitive system of pastoral care is of the highest priority at King Henry VIII. The Form Tutor oversees the student’s school life and general welfare, with support from the Head of Year. Students can talk to their Form Tutor about any aspect of their school life.
Every student is helped to settle into the school community and encouraged always to give of his or her best. This is a caring partnership of young people, their parents and staff. Students are welcomed into the school community, valued as individuals and encouraged to develop their own talents in as many areas as possible. As one Sixth Form student commented, ‘you feel valued for everything that you do.’
By getting involved in the wealth of activities on offer every student adds something positive and purposeful to the life of the school, whether it is through academic achievements in class, by helping others, through participation in the arts or by taking an enthusiastic part in outdoor activities.
A structured programme of Personal, Social and Health Education complements the system of pastoral care. This programme includes a significant input from Wendy Bolland, the School Nurse,
who provides support on sensitive issues of health and sex education. Where appropriate the expertise of outside specialist agencies is also used, for example, in delivering the Drugs Education programme.
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