Breaking into Pastoral Care – Part 2

This is the second in a two-part mini-series centred around breaking into pastoral care roles. The focus of this post is on the application process and the interview day(s)/questions/tasks. To see the previous post click here. The Application It's tough to write about the application process largely due to the fact most schools use different... Continue Reading →

Building a Brilliant Tutor Team

As a Head of Year/Pastoral Leader your tutor team(s) are the backbone of the pastoral care system for your year group. You can't see every student, every day, but they sure do. Most schools will stress that a child's tutor is a parent's first port of call and the person their child should take any... Continue Reading →

13 tips for a new Head of Year

I was 20 when I took over my first year group as Head of Year 10. I spent six months before that as Assistant Head of Years 10/11, so in terms of pastoral experience most people would say I didn't have much! I was fortunate to work with some very strong, experienced Heads of Year... Continue Reading →

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