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Pastoral Care

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.

HOUSE SYSTEM

Please see student leadership section for more information on the house system.

97%

Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).

83%

Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).

47%

Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.

Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.

45%

Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.

98%

Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 62% achieving A* to B grades, and 32% achieving A* or A grades.

OUTSTANDING

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