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 is the overall lead of pastoral care (attendance, behaviour, rewards and welfare) and Head of Key Stage 3. Assistant Headteacher, Mr Gibson is Head of Key Stage 4. Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Griffiths 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 Mrs Gibson (Year 7), Mrs Anderson (Year 8), Mr Matthews (Year 9), Mr Tonkin (Year 10) and Mr Twelves (Year 11). Within Student Support there is also Mrs Drummond who runs Learning Inclusion, Mr Shephard (Behaviour Support) and Miss Rogers (Education and Attendance Welfare Liaison Officer).