We are very proud of the pastoral support that the sixth form team, and form tutors, provide to the students on a daily basis. We are here to discuss anything that may be bothering you, no matter how big or small you feel it is, and you can talk to any of us at any point during the day. Your Form Tutor will see you every morning and you will have time set aside to discuss any issues with them during some of these form times.
During the school day Mr Fell, Mrs Nelson and Mrs Lyons have a teaching timetable so may not be around all of the time. Mrs Griffiths does not teach and is available at any point during the day, so please just call into her office if you need to chat about anything.
All students will have a member of the sixth form team acting as their form link. This means that they will call into your form group at regular times during the term, and will also be your personal link for academic queries, pastoral support and will help you with the transition into the Sixth Form, as well as being your UCAS referee when the time comes. It is also important that you spend time discussing any issues with your Form Tutor, as they are there to support and guide you during your time in the sixth form.
All of the School Officers are they to turn to for help and advice with any aspect of school life. In addition all students joining us from other schools will have regular meetings with the School Officer (New Students) and a group of Upper Sixth mentors who also joined the school for sixth form, they will be there to chat to about new school routines, exam preparation, teaching and stress management. All students joining the sixth form with be linked to a group of upper sixth students in a 'parent system' for meetings, support and guidance.
We recognise that starting something new can be a difficult time for many people, therefore we have some helpful information on managing your mental wellbeing, and tips to help during this period and beyond, in this document Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Bridging the Gap It is essential that if you feel that you need some help and support that you seek it from one of the many options or staff available either internally at school or via one of the external providers.
Another really useful website is The Go-To which provides wellbeing and mental health advice for young people in North Yorkshire. There is a huge array of topics covered and we advise students to have a really good look through the website. They are there to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life