Pastoral Support

Teddington School is committed to ensuring that every student matters and that every student is safe, happy and is making progress. Positive behaviour is key to this and at Teddington School this is based on everyone having a shared understanding of the values and relationships that are needed for students to learn well and get on with their peers and staff.


Good pastoral care is important to developing students who demonstrate initiative and leadership, who are able to make good decisions and take responsibility for their choices and actions. The pastoral team provides day to day and longer term support for any student who is experiencing any kind of difficulty in and beyond school, and can access additional support and help from other services, as well as working closely with the school’s Additional Learning Needs Department. Our pastoral support system is designed to ensure that all barriers to a student’s continued well-being and progress are removed.

Form Tutors

The pastoral structure is based around the Form Tutor, who is a student’s first point of contact and support in school. Form Tutors see the students in their care every day, and stay with their group throughout years 7 to 11, developing a strong and supportive relationship with them.

Heads of Year

Tutors are led by Heads of Year, who are responsible for overseeing the well-being and progress of students in a year group. Heads of Year also stay with their year group as they move through the school, getting to know their students well and building good relationships with their families.

Pastoral Support Managers

Heads of Year are supported by non-teaching Pastoral Support Managers, who are available throughout the day to provide support and intervention, and liaise with families. They also work closely with a number of outside agencies to support students in overcoming barriers to learning.

Oversight of Pastoral Care
Key Stage 3
Head of Year 7 Miss E Steer 
Head of Year 8 Miss K Jenkinson
Head of Year 9 Mr F Hole
Key Stage 4
Head of Year 10 Mr J Rolfe
Head of Year 11 Miss J Mead
Key Stage 5
Head of 6th Form Miss H Pleavin
Head of Year 12 & 13 Mr P Garrett
Pastoral Support Team
Designated Safegaurding Lead (Assistant Headteacher) Miss C Asdell  
Pastoral Manager Miss N Harrison
Pastoral Leader Miss R O’Reilly
Pastoral Leader Mr J Croft  
Inclusion Support Worker Mr R Romero

If you are concerned about a child, you must share your concerns without delay by calling 020 8614 5239 or 07715 061702. You can also email one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. For out of hours, please call Single Point of Access on 020 8770 5000. 

Supporting your child through secondary school

Bullying is not a common problem at Teddington School, however we do have procedures in place if it does affect your child.  If you have concerns about bullying, please refer to our flow chart which will point you towards who to contact.  

Useful links:



Coping with Self Harm

Off the Record

Young Minds

Parent support resources

Dove have free resources to support parents in developing self-esteem in their children:

Parents may also find the following resources useful:

Young Minds: Supporting a child returning to school after lockdown

Parents Guide - TikTok Family Safety Toolkit

Support for Parents and Carers to Keep Children Safe Online - GOV.UK

Young Minds: Supporting Parents Helpfinder

Young Minds: When Emotions Explode

Fake News and Disinformation Online

Young Minds: All the revision and exam tips you’ll ever need

Young Minds: Supporting your child during exam time

Childline: Exam stress and pressure

BBC Bitesize countdown to exams

Think U Know: Advice on sexting and nude selfies

Think U Know: Further advice on sexting and nude selfies

Financial support policy and application for financial support

Click here for Financial support policy and application for financial support.


It has come to our attention that some young people within the local area have started to use a drug called Xanax. This drug is a benzodiazepine and is not prescribed on the NHS. There are many risks associated with its use, including accidental overdoses, memory loss and physical and psychological dependence. We want to offer advice and education to young people and parents regarding Xanax so please find an electronic copy of a leaflet available from the Young Peoples Substance Misuse Service for your information.



Kooth is a free online counselling provision for Richmond and Kingston which offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged 11-24 years. Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm.
Young people can request the same counsellor each time they go online.

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An app to promote positive mental health and well being in children and young people and helps them with their coping skills



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