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Pastoral Support and Wellbeing

Pastoral Support at QEGS

QEGS is committed to providing high quality pastoral support for our students. We have a dedicated and skilled team of staff who lead on pastoral care, which we recognise is a key part of our school provision. Our pastoral team offer support and advice for our students and their families, and act as a link between school and home.

QEGS places immense importance in school attendance, and our pastoral team will support your child(ren) to attend school, encouraging them to engage, and providing advice and guidance when they are facing challenges.

Key Pastoral Contacts

NameJob RoleEmail
Mr J AmpsDeputy Headteacher (DSL)
Mr B DrakeChild Protection Officer (Deputy DSL)
Mrs O PettFamily Support
Year 7
Mrs A RobinsonHead of Year
Miss G
Mr E
Mr M
Mr T
Miss C
Miss K
Mrs K
Mr T
Year 8
Mr C FlynnHead of Year
Mrs S JohnsonDept. Head of Year
Mr J
Mr L
Miss L
Mrs S
Year 9
Miss G WilbandHead of Year
Mr J O’KeefeDept. Head of Year
Mrs J
Miss N
Mrs K
Mrs H
Miss K
Miss S
Mr B
Mrs L
Year 10
Mr A HamerHead of Year
Miss A GeorgeDept. Head of Year
Mrs G
Mrs M
Mr S
Ms M
Mr R
Miss E
Year 11
Mrs H CatonHead of Year
Mrs C PlattDept. Head of Year
Miss B
Miss G
Mrs S
Mr A
Mr G
Ms K
Mr R
Mrs S
Sixth Form
Mrs L AllenHead of Sixth
Mr L WalkerDept. Head of Sixth
M Ward

Key Information

As I am confident you will all agree, your child having excellent attendance at school is essential. September is a fresh start to achieve this. Excellent attendance is essential in:

  • Securing good academic outcomes for their future
  • Creating good habits for their working life
  • Securing relationships with staff and peers
  • Ensuring they have high self-esteem and feel confident and praised for their achievements

We expect students to attend school every day. Genuine illness or authorised ‘Leave of Absence’ requests are the only exception.

If a student is absent, we do expect that they catch up on missed work. This may be for homework or during catch up sessions at school. Doing so will ensure that they do not fall behind, they do not lose confidence as a result and can achieve their best.

Below is a table of action that will take place regarding your child’s attendance:

Thank you for your support and understanding with sharing the importance of excellent attendance with your child. We look forward to seeing students again on return after summer. We will begin the September term with assemblies about transition back to school with excellent attendance being key to safe, happy and successful students.

Please do contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance for support with your child’s attendance.

Further information can be found here.

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