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Pastoral Support

We place great importance and value on the pastoral support offered to all students. 

Our close-knit sixth form community allows us to get to know students well, allowing us to support each student so that they leave School as confident, conscientious and responsible young adults, ready to take their places in the world.

As well as the wider Pastoral Support network in the wider School, bespoke and tailored pastoral advice and guidance is offered within the Sixth Form.

Induction Programme

Students in the Sixth Form take part in an induction programme at the start of the academic year.  The three-day programme offers a range of talks and activities on sixth form and university topics and is designed to motivate and inspire students.

Below are examples of the topics covered during the three-day programme:

  • Leadership
  • Image & Personal Brand
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Social Skills for Life
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Visits to Universities
  • UCAS Applications
  • Teambuilding
Guest speakers have included:
  • The Wirral Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisa Stone from Teach Positive UK
  • The National Citizen Service

Head of Sixth Form

The Head of Sixth Form works closely with Form Tutors to offer support and guidance to the Sixth Form community as a whole, as well as providing support to individuals.

Form Tutors & Tutorial Groups

Form Tutors lead small tutorial groups, comprising of approximately twelve students from Years 12 and 13.  The tutor’s role is to be a day to day point of contact for the students, supporting them through the Beyond the Birkenhead programme and offering expert advice and guidance for UCAS applications.  The small groups and close community mean that the form tutor is able to quickly identify if a student needs extra help or support.