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.
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|
|Head of Inclusion||Mrs N Green|
|Key Stage 3|
|Head of Year 7||Ms H Pleavin|
|Head of Year 8||Mr P Garrett|
|Head of Year 9||Ms K Knecht|
|Key Stage 4|
|Head of Year 10||Mr R Thorne|
|Head of Year 11||Mr J Golding|
|Key Stage 5|
|Head of Sixth Form||Mr K Campbell|
|Pastoral Support Managers|
|Key Stage 3||Mrs S Phillips|
|Key Stages 4 & 5||Ms N Harrison|
If you are concerned about a child or need to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s), please email DSL@teddingtonschool.org
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.
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:
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 electonic 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.
An app to promote positive mental health and well being in children and young people and helps them with their coping skills