We aim to provide continuity of care throughout each of our student’s school careers. Every student belongs to a form group with a dedicated Form Tutor. Whenever possible, the same Form Tutor remains with the tutor group for Year 8 to Year 11. The Form Tutor is the central point of contact for every student and provides the crucial link between home and school. The Form Tutor is usually a parent’s first point of contact with the school.
Students have form time with their Form Tutor every morning which is an opportunity for students to engage in a range of activities with their form group, such as: initiative-based activities focused on a particular event e.g. anti-bullying week, review their daily achievement and behaviour points via the school’s behaviour management system and to engage in revision and homework tasks. Students are also taught PHSE every fortnight in their form groups.
Students can also use form time to meet with subject or pastoral staff to address any issues they may encounter in their studies and arrange for the necessary strategies to be put in place to support them.
All Form Tutors are supported by a team of Heads of House and their deputies who coordinate the pastoral care of all our students. In addition there is also a Pastoral Deputy Head who oversees and coordinates all areas of pastoral care within the school and provides support in all areas, wherever necessary.
Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people are coping with the challenges of a mental health disorder.
At Calday Grange Grammar School we are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in our students.
We take a practice approach to positive mental health and wellbeing for all of our students, staff and parents.
We operate an open-door policy at Calday and there is always a community here to support you during your time at Calday.
Mrs Vicki Storey is the school’s Safeguarding Officer.
From time to time the school receives information from a variety of sources (children, parents or other adults) concerned with the protection of an individual child from abuse. This information will be dealt with as confidentially as is possible and made known to the smallest number of staff who need to know.
We deal with such information with sensitivity and care, there are legal responsibilities laid upon the school to report actual allegations to Social Services or the Police, and there are procedures which we are expected to follow if suspicions are passed to us.
As adults we accept that it is the safeguarding of the child who may be at some kind of risk which is the most important issue.