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Immanuel College

Pastoral Structure

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

The Deputy Head (Pastoral) has overall responsibility for pupil welfare and oversees the pastoral and disciplinary policies, procedures and structures.

These include Child Protection, Anti-Bullying, Behaviour, E-Safety and all the Pastoral Policies. The Heads of Section meet regularly with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) to review pupils’ progress and the pastoral matters.

Pupil Wellbeing Coordinator and Advisor

The Pastoral Coordinator oversees the day-to-day running of the Pastoral Hub and is available during the school day to speak to parents and pupils.

Heads and Assistant Heads of Section

The Heads and Assistant Heads of Section are all experienced teachers and pastoral leaders.

They are experts in many of the issues that are not classroom based, that can impact both on a pupil’s academic achievement and happiness and have an array of strategies to help pupils cope.

Heads of Section use the information given to them by the tutors and other staff to build an up-to-date picture of how the pupils are progressing. If parents have any concern about their child’s wellbeing, then they should be in touch with the relevant Head of Section immediately. Heads of Section intervene regularly to make sure that pupils are not ‘coasting’ but excelling and parents are contacted in both cases.

The Form Tutors

The tutors have regular and substantial contact with their tutees.

They see them every morning for Shacharit (morning prayers) and morning registration/form period and for Mincha (afternoon prayers) and registration in the afternoon.

  • They also accompany them to House and Section assemblies on a Tuesday and Wednesday;
  • They are responsible for the supervision, guidance and care of the pupils in their Form;
  • They keep records of attendance, academic progress and extra-curricular participation;
  • They are the first port of call for parents and pupils and can help with all sorts of issues, such as lost property, changes in lunches or amendments to coach arrangements and they can also advise on more serious issues and signpost to the most appropriate person, if it is not them;
  • They pick up patterns of behaviour and achievement and encourage, praise or when necessary share concerns with the Heads of Section;
  • Parents will be emailed at the beginning of term with the Form tutor’s email address.

School Counsellors

The School Counsellors are on hand to guide and help our pupils and parents navigate their way through adolescence and are an integral part of the Pastoral Team.

School Nurse

The School Nurse deals with the unexpected onset of illness or injury as well as assisting and monitoring those with chronic conditions. Working closely with the full Pastoral Team, the Nurse also organises vaccinations.