Student welfare is really important to us. We want our students to be happy, to feel cared for and to understand that if they do have a problem, they have someone in school to turn to.
Supporting the role of the form tutor, is a team of support staff who deal with all manner of issues; whether that be a personal issue, an issue to do with friendships at school or an issue to do with their work. Indeed, for some students, they may just need an adult who can phone home if they have forgotten their PE kit or their Food Technology ingredients.
Our team of support staff are always on hand to offer a listening ear and offer wise counsel to students.
Assistant Headteacher, Mr Holloway, and Deputy Headteacher, Mr Rabey, are the overall leads of pastoral care (attendance, behaviour, rewards and welfare). Mr Holloway is also Head of Key Stage 3. Assistant Headteacher, Mr Gibson is Head of Key Stage 4. Mrs Towers is the Safeguarding lead. Mrs Rippon is the Deputy Safeguarding lead. There is more information on Safeguarding at Richard Lander School here:
All staff are further supported by the Student Support team with each year group having a dedicated Pastoral Manager. These are Mr Matthews (Year 7), Mr Tonkin (Year 8), Mr Twelves (Year 9), Mrs Humphries (Year 10) and Mrs Anderson (Year 11) ). Mr Adams is our Education and Attendance Welfare Liaison Officer. Mrs Chilcott is our Medical Officer. Mrs Mitchell is our Emotional Well Being and Resilience Mentor, Mrs Grenfell provides SEN, Careers and Work Experience Support and Miss Carr is our Effective Learning Mentor for Pupil Premium students.