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Pastoral Information

Form Tutors

Form Tutors are the students' first point of contact as they progress through school, building relationships as well as monitoring academic and personal progress, behaviour and attendance. Once a fortnight in tutor time, tutors lead a session from our Headstrong programme, which promotes and develops emotional health and wellbeing. View the Headstrong material.

Peer Mentors

Students from Years 10 and 12 have the opportunity to volunteer and train as Peer Mentors. This scheme is a valuable way to support our younger students who may be struggling with the transition to secondary school, friendships, or other concerns. Peer Mentors are trained and supervised by the Pastoral Team, fostering communication and developing skills that mentors and mentees alike will use later on in life.

Pastoral Team

The Pastoral Team work in conjunction with Form Tutors and Heads of Year to support students struggling with a range of emotional, social and health concerns.

The Pastoral room is a light and friendly space where students can sit quietly or speak to qualified and experienced Pastoral staff. The team offer a listening ear and ongoing emotional support.

  • Head of Pastoral Support: Tara Batt-Corcoran 
  • Deputy Pastoral Lead: Hannah Mellor
  • Pastoral Assistants - Years 10 & 11: Kate Parker, Charlene Weaver
  • Pastoral Assistant - Sixth Form: Trudy Hankin 
  • Pastoral Administrators: Kate Parker, Bobbi Virdee

Outside agencies

Where appropriate, students and families may be referred to professional therapists in school for 1:1 or group sessions, including counsellors through NESSie (North Herts Emotional Support in Schools Service, or mentoring with the Phase team (

Where students or families require a higher tier of support around mental health, wellbeing and safeguarding, the Pastoral Team may liaise with external professionals to support a student’s treatment plan in school.

Further support

Apart from the below links to local sources of support, we have a huge list of other sources of help on our Useful Links page.

Also take a look at our A-Z Information for Parents page, where you will find a wealth of downloadable material covering all areas of wellbeing.

Our Support - Upcoming Events page has downloadable round-ups of webinars, workshops and local events, which are published weekly. 

Bereavement support

Building resilience

Counselling help

Crisis support & early intervention

Self-referral for mental wellbeing

Young carers in Herts

Youth projects

Youth projects for young people with additional needs