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High School For Girls

Believe, Achieve, Thrive

Student Support

During her time at HSFG, your daughter will make the challenging transition from childhood to adulthood.  We understand that entrusting her care and education to us during this period is not done lightly. 

As a school, we are able to offer a wide range of advantages in resources and choices, but we are also divided into small groups too, through the Tutor groups Year Groups and the House system. These create interlocking layers of pastoral care which enable every girl, the reserved as well as the extrovert, to find opportunities to lead a confident, fulfilled and enjoyable life at School.

Pastoral care is the responsibility of the Assistant Head, Student Support, but on a day-to-day basis the Tutor and the Year Co-ordinator are a student's and parent's/carer’s first port of call. They are there to guide, advise and assist your daughter as she navigates the particular pressures on girls today, especially those which may have been rare in our own childhoods. This network is backed up by Mrs Kittle our experienced Student Support Officer who is always available for extra help in times of need.

Pastoral care isn't something that happens when things go wrong; it's a constant support network for your daughter's time at HSFG.

 Mentoring

Every student has a Form Tutor that mentors them throughout the year. These sessions are done formally once or twice a term as well informally most days, with the view to supporting them to reach their full potential – both academically and socially.

Parents/carers receive updates on how their daughters are performing in their individual subjects most terms, as well as a Full Report during the course of the year.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

Students may periodically display emotional, social or mild behaviour difficulties as a result of a change in their life. Tutors, Year Co-ordinators, Mrs Kittle and the Assistant Head, Student Support are all here to listen, support and give advice. We are in contact with parents/carers and all the outside agencies to gather expertise and find the best solution for that student.

Tutorial Programme 

The Year Co-ordinators lead a full programme for the tutorial sections of the curriculum. This programme includes PSHE and Citizenship, Careers and a whole range of appropriate age-related topics. Often outside speakers join the students to add reality and expertise to the discussion.

At Key Stage 3 the programme includes:

Young Carers

Bonding Trip

Hamper Scamper

Public speaking

Drugs

Age UK

NHS Project

 

At Key Stage 4:

Understanding the Syrian conflict

Year 10 has talent!

Smoking

Social Networking

Mock interviews with local business people

Financial planning