Pastoral Care at Crypt
As a Grammar School, Crypt provides a challenging and competitive environment for its students but its ethos is also a caring and supportive one.
“At Crypt Students’ achievement is outstanding” and “Teachers are passionate about the teaching and use skilful questioning to challenge students and make them think”
“Students feel safe in School. They look after each other well and ensure that everyone is included”
Ofsted Report 2012
The Pastoral Team is led by Mr Richard Salt (Assistant Head).
Each Year Group and Key Stage of the school is overseen by a member of the pastoral team.
Currently these are:
Y7 Mr Andy Hart
Y8 Miss Georgie Herbert
Y9 Mr Andrew Somerton
Y10 Miss Jessica Barnett
Y11 Miss Holly Okell (responsible for KS4)
Y12 Mrs Eleanor Gasan
Y13 Mr Robert Biggs (responsible for KS5)
Child Protection Officer: Mr Richard Salt, Mr Phill Stanlake
Pastoral Support Worker- Mrs Steph Williams
All pupils in the school are placed in the care of form tutors who have the daily responsibility for their welfare, and who are the first point of contact in all matters relating to pupils in the school.
Form time is set aside each week to enable form tutors to monitor the progress of pupils and parents are encouraged to contact the school immediately about matters of concern.
Form Tutors are supported by Heads of Year who have specific responsibility for overseeing the pastoral needs of the pupils in their year group. They work closely with the Pastoral Support Worker in identifying students who need to spend time in our Pastoral Support room.
The school employs a School Counsellor who is in school twice a week offering pupils regular appointments and working with specific year groups or groups of students to support them through challenges they may encounter, eg: exam stress. Students have a say as to where our pastoral work is best focused through a Student well being group run each Wednesday which anybody can attend and through the Student Well Being section of our Student Parliament. Likewise, we have weekly visits by the School Nurse. The school also employs an Educational Welfare Officer to provide support on all issues to do with student well-being.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the emotional health and well being of all members of The Crypt School community we join with our local neighbouring schools in promoting the following link: www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk