Student Support and Wellbeing

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, and develop 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 the students well and building good relationships with 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
Assistant Headteacher Mrs N Green
Key Stage 3
Head of Year 7 Ms S Thornley
Head of Year 8 Mr R Thorne
Head of Year 9 Mr J Golding
KEY STAGE 4
Head of Year 10 Mrs N Fenton and Ms N Pollard
Head of Year 11 Mr P Garrett
Key Stage 5
Head of Six Form Mr K Campbell
Pastoral Support Managers
Key Stage 3 Mrs S Phillips
Key Stage 4 Ms T Leggatt
Key Stage 4 & 5   Ms N Harrison

 

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:

BullyingUK

Childline

Coping with Self Harm

Heatham House

Off the Record

Young Minds

 

Parent Support Resources


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

https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents.html

Parents may also find the following resources useful for students during exams:

Young Minds: All The Revision and Exam Tips You’ll Ever Need

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/all-the-revision-and-exam-tips-you-ll-ever-need/

 

Young Minds:Supporting Your Child During Exam Time

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/

Childline: Exam Stress and Pressure

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress/

 

BBC Bitesize Countdown to exams

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/support

Think U Know: Advice on Sexting and Nude Selfies

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/7-questions-parents-ask-about-nude-selfies

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/need-advice/when-nudes-get-shared-around

Supporting your child with their transition to secondary school

https://www.place2be.org.uk/what-we-do/parent-carer-resources/ready-for-secondaryhigh-school.aspx

 

 

Financial support policy and application for financial support

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

 

Xanax 


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.

Xanax-leaflet

 

NOS Alert: World Cup Special


As part of the #WakeUpWednesday online safety campaign, NOS have created a FREE online safety football special guide for families. It is important to stay vigilant online and make sure children are aware of the potential dangers that they may be exposed to during large sporting events. From cyber-attacks, malware, fake merchandise and fake ticket offers, this guide is designed to inform parents and carers about online risks relating to the football and how they can help keep their children safe on the internet. Please see the guide here:

https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1009360114036428800

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