Pupils who are safe and happy.
The pastoral care of our pupils and students is at the heart of our school, and drives all that we do here at University of Birmingham School.
Our aim is for every pupil to be safe and happy which will, in turn, enable them to flourish, achieving their potential in both the classroom and outside. We will strive to meet this aim through a caring and supportive ethos, in which all pupils and students feel encouraged and part of a community. We have the highest expectations of our pupils and will support them, with the help of parents and carers, to ensure they are able to meet these expectations.
At our school, pastoral care begins with the form tutor. Our form tutors will share time with their tutor group each day, supporting them and delivering our personal learning and development (PLAD) programme, which is especially designed to support the development of character virtues. This PLAD programme is co-ordinated by the Year Leader for each year group. Key Stage Three pupils also receive discrete PLAD lessons.
A pupil’s form tutor should be the person they are able to turn to if they need extra support, assistance or have any questions. The form tutor is also the most important person for parents and carers, and should always be the first point of contact with the school.
Our tutor system is supported by a strong and experienced pastoral team, led by our Assistant Vice Principal (Pupil Learning and Development), Mrs Walker. She is supported by a team of Pupil Pastoral Managers, each of whom has a particular year group or groups with which they work.
We support our pupils to achieve their very best in all aspects of life at University of Birmingham School, and this includes attendance and punctuality, behaviour and academic progress.
Pastoral Team 2020/21
Year Leader: Ms L Saunders
Pastoral Manager: Ms T Howell
Year Leader: Mr A Herbert
Pastoral Manager: Mr D Roberts
Year Leader: Miss S Heath
Pastoral Manager: Mrs L Elliott
Year Leader: Miss C Exton
Pastoral Manager: Mrs D Batten
Year Leader: Mr J Bennett
Pastoral Manager: Mrs S Stewart
Year 12 & 13
Year Leader: Mr S Washbrook
Pastoral Manager: Mrs S Drubhra
Your child’s time at the University of Birmingham School will be a product of a three way partnership between them, the school and you the parents, all working to serve their best interests. Thus, we hope that if you do have any worries or concerns you will contact the School as soon as possible. The best way to do this is by emailing your child’s form tutor, or emailing email@example.com indicating your child’s form and form tutor in the subject.