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Pastoral Provision

Pastoral Provision

At Orleans Park School we strive to support students as they develop into happy and well-rounded individuals, well-equipped for later life. We pride ourselves on creating a strong ethos of cooperation with families, which emphasises regular communication between home and school.

Each year group has a committed Year Team which is comprised of:

  • Tutor: Students see their Tutor on a daily basis, every morning during tutor time.
  • Head of Year: Oversees the holistic achievement, safeguarding, welfare and behaviour of their year group.
  • Assistant Headteacher: Leads on specific aspects of our pastoral and behaviour provision and who manages a Key Stage.
  • Deputy Headteacher: Leads on the pastoral provision at Orleans Park School.

In addition to the above, we also have a devoted Pastoral Team including:

  • Pastoral & Attendance Officer: Supports the Head of Year and is available for students throughout the school day.
  • Student Support Officer (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead): Supports all children in the school to ensure they engage positively with education.
  • Lead Learning Mentor (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead): Manages ‘The Zone’ which provides a safe and supportive environment for students to seek pastoral support.
  • Additional Learning Mentors, one of whom is trained as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

The majority of our pastoral team have completed the mental health first aid certification, meaning that the team are trained to have an in-depth understanding of mental health and factors that can affect the wellbeing of young people, and are equipped with the skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues. The mental health first aiders are trained in how to reassure and support a young person in distress and to guide them to the support they need.

All students receive pastoral support through their tutor group, assemblies and PSHE lessons.


Each tutor oversees the progress of their tutees and is responsible for managing their conduct. For this reason, families are encouraged to contact the tutor with any pastoral concerns initially as they have daily contact with the students and will be best placed to offer support and advice and respond to any concerns that you or the young person might have.

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