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pastoral care

The Pastoral Team is very proud of the work it does in supporting the needs of the 1200+ students we have at Richmond School. Staff are well trained in ensuring that the needs of all students are met and any barriers to learning are removed.


At Richmond School, each student belongs to a ‘Tutor Group’, a class of students from their allocated year group with one tutor who is responsible for their tutor group’s pastoral needs. If you have any concerns regarding the pastoral or academic performance of your child, please contact their tutor in the first instance.

Head of Year

A Head of Year will ensure that excellent pastoral and academic support is provided for year groups in order that all students are able to achieve success.

Each Head of Year will lead a team of Form Tutors and provide leadership, support and advice. A Head of Year will also work effectively with Lead Teachers and other colleagues in the school. Each Head of Year will oversee the implementation of pastoral care within the year group. A Head of Year will foster a climate of high expectations, excellence and mutual respect across the year group and across the school.

If you would like to contact your Head of Year please see contact details below:

Tom Westgate:
Claire Dowson/Laura Hillyard: /
Jim Coldwell:
Clare Clish:
Sam Weston:

Pastoral Team

In addition to each Head of Year, the school also provides pastoral care through the support of the pastoral team:

Behaviour officer - Sue Cutler
Behaviour and Attendance officer - Sophie Hall
KS3 Pastoral Officer - Helen Jukes
KS4 Pastoral Officer - Teresa Moss
Home Liaison Officer - Carys Macey
Catch-up Tutor - Jess Lambert

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