While we recognise the importance of academic success, and celebrate the quality of teaching and learning within the school, we are firmly committed to the education and development of the whole child and we have developed our pastoral structure and systems to provide the best possible care for all students.
When students arrive at Farmor’s they are placed in a tutor group and the form tutor is the first point of contact for any problems or queries. The Head of Year is also responsible for learning and welfare and together with the form tutor moves through the school with the students. This means that they get to know their students extremely well and are able to help students make the most of their time at Farmor’s.
Students are also allocated to a House and will be supported by the Heads of House. Sixth form students work with our lower school students in many ways, including arranging house competitions. Y11 students also act as peer mentors, buddy readers, and Y11 prefects visit tutor groups in the mornings to work with younger students. If students experience a problem when they are settling in they can often benefit from being able to talk to an older student.
We also liaise with outside agencies to provide a wide range of support for our students whatever their needs. In particular, we have counsellors, providing confidential support in school and the school nurse provides a drop-in service.
Helen Sharman-Jones is the School Nurse at Farmor’s and in term-time she runs a confidential drop-in clinic every Tuesday lunchtime from 12.50pm to 1.50pm. If you have any queries regarding accessing the service, please contact Fiona Jesson (Pastoral Support Manager.).