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pastoral care

We know that for students to really excel, they need to have both great academic opportunities and the best possible pastoral care to help them to fully achieve their aspirations.

Northallerton School & Sixth Form College is very proud of the pastoral care provided to our students. We support our students pastorally in a number of different ways. Students have a morning tutorial period at the start of every day to ensure that they are fully equipped, happy, feel safe and are ready to learn. During the tutorial students will have opportunities to read, to discuss current affairs and to complete our Learning for Life curriculum. In addition, each year group has a weekly assembly, which is aligned to the Learning for Life curriculum. 

Heads of year and tutors know their students very well and build close supportive relationships. Your child’s tutor is the first port of call for any queries, concerns or issues. Parents are encouraged to build a relationship with their child’s tutor. Each year group has a dedicated head of year, who offers support and maintains an overview of all the students in that year group in terms of their behaviour, attendance and wellbeing.

Our Heads of Year for September 2021 are:

Head of Year 7 - Denise Robson

Head of Year 8 - Helyma McCarten

Head of Year 9 - Reuben Tyreman

Head of Year 10 - Sophie Baxter

Head of Year 11 - Michael Stimson


We also have close links with a wide network of external agencies who support students more directly with specific issues such as Early Help, Children and Young People's Services, Police, CAMHS, Young Carers and bereavement support.

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