The pastoral support for pupils in St Francis Xavier School is excellent. Each pupil is a member of a form class. In each of the Years 7 – 11 there are three form classes:
The names of the form classes correspond to the three houses that we have in the school which are all named after places of Christian worship in the North Yorkshire area.
The Form Tutor is always the main contact that any pupil has in school. To build the sense of community within the form, pupils share a number of activities throughout the year: weekly quizzes, preparing for form assemblies and a shared charity that they raise funds for throughout the year.
Should pupils have any concerns they should always refer them to their form tutor, for them to deal with initially. If for any reason, the Form Tutor cannot resolve the issue, then they will refer it to the Learning Leader for that year group.
The role of the Learning Leader is to oversee the pastoral welfare of the pupils in their year group and to have an overview of pupil learning. It is the role of the Learning Leader to be aware of any barriers to learning that a pupil may have and to ensure that relevant support is available to that child.
The size of our school, allows us to know each of our children personally. In turn, this allows us to offer the very highest standards of pastoral care and guidance for them.