At Farnham Heath End School we take pride in ensuring every student receives exceptional pastoral care within a fostering and supportive environment.
When students arrive at Farnham Heath End School, it is imperative that they immediately feel part of our community. Our skilled Year Leaders and team of Tutors ensure that the transition phase is successful with both students and families being supported.
Year leaders are supported by a youth worker, attendance officer and safeguarding lead, who collectively ensure that pastoral care is tailored to the personal needs and circumstances of every student at the various stages of their school career.
Each student follows a tutorial programme during the registration period at the start of every day. During this time, the Tutor will lead on a variety of topics, ranging from debates on topical issues. Every Monday, students have an extended tutor time for the delivery of the PSHE curriculum. Students will also have different themed assemblies each week. This is coupled with the 'Everybody Reads' programme where 20 minutes of tutor time most Tuesdays - Fridays are dedicated to reading specifically chosen texts. This has been embedded to improve the literacy of all students.
For any pastoral issues, the first point of contact should be the Form Tutor and, for more serious issues, the Year Leader. In extreme cases it may be necessary to contact the Vice Principal.
The Arbor rewards points system celebrates students’ achievements and successes. Students are awarded reward points for high standards of work and positive contributions to lessons and for enthusiastic participation in extra-curricular activities.
Celebration Assemblies are held to recognise and reward those who have gained significant numbers of PRIDE points. PRIDE points can be viewed in Class Charts, the school’s behaviour programme.
Our School Council and Year Councils form the school’s Student Voice, giving students credible input into decisions about many changes within the school.