It is our aim to develop the whole person and to ensure that each pupil is ‘known, loved and valued’.

Our pastoral care provision tries to enable every pupil to benefit fully from the curriculum and all the other aspects of school life. Each child is unique, with different levels of ability and skill and a different personal psychology (including for example, motivation, self-esteem, confidence and cultural perspective).

Pastoral System

Each pupil is assigned to a tutor group and a House under the care of a form tutor whose role it is to know each pupil on a personal level, developing a relationship of mutual trust and respect. It is their responsibility to monitor and guide the development of each individual pupil ensuring that opportunities are provided for all to make exceptional progress in all areas of school life.The tutor is the first contact between home and school via the student’s planner.

Tutors are supported in their role by Heads of Keys Stages and Assistant Heads of Key Stages Year who monitor and evaluate pastoral care within their year group and look for ways of improving the quality of provision.


Key Stage 3

  • Mrs Hancock – Key Stage 3 coordinator and Head of Year 7
  • Mr Weaver – Head of Year 8
  • Mr Banner – Head of Year 9

Key stage 4

  • Mrs Rooney– Head of Year 10
  • Mr Johnson – Head of Year 11

Key Stage 5

  • Mrs C Cirino – Director of Sixth Form
  • Mr Willis – Head of Year 12
  • Mrs Shaw – Assistant HOY12
  • Mrs Gilding– Head of Year 13
  • Miss Hill– Assistant HOY13

The above staff are supported by and work closely with:

  • Mrs Slattery (Deputy Head) and Mrs Machin (Inclusion Manager)
  • The Pastoral System is led by Mrs Slattery (DHT)


Of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or greater, including English and mathematics in 2018.


Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 54% achieving A* to B grades.


Many of our A2 students go on to the most demanding university courses, with 35% going on to Russell Group universities.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.