In order to promote effective pastoral care, the school has been organised into Year Groups. The Assistant Principal, Director of Pastoral Care, works with the Deputy Director of Pastoral Care, Head of Year 7 and Year Heads who in turn work with teams of Form Tutors who have daily contact with the students. Each year is divided into houses and students remain in the same house throughout their time in the school, usually with the same Form Tutor. From Years 8 - 11 they remain with the same Head of Year.
In order to deal more effectively with complex problems we are able to call upon and direct parents to a wide range of outside agencies. In particular, the Education Welfare Service provides support to the school, families, the community and other agencies in order to ensure that all children receive education appropriate to their needs. For more information contact Danielle Robb, Education Welfare Officer, 0151 233 2297.
Staff are encouraged to make themselves aware of any potential medical or learning difficulties which could affect a student’s performance. Confidentiality is a high priority. Many of the teaching staff are qualified first aiders having undergone in-service training to acquire certification.
In lessons, students work cooperatively together in pairs and groups. When given the opportunity, they collaborate well and support one another's learning. They display enthusiasm and confidence, with good levels of engagement and participation.