Every child at Beechwood is known and understood. Happiness, security, and confidence are paramount for each child to achieve, learn, and succeed.

We have created the solid foundations of a ‘Pastoral School’ by developing individual Learning Behaviours from Year 7 upwards; promoting the language and behaviour that form the basis for a broad curriculum, tailored, where appropriate, to individual needs. We believe that pupil respect for the school’s Code of Conduct and our Uniform Policy are key elements towards pupils’ personal development.

Form Tutors – look after small classes and genuinely know their pupils. Communication between home and school is frequent and supportive. Form time each morning enables a strong link between the pupils and the Form Tutor.

Heads of Year – each year group has a dedicated pastoral lead, who oversees the welfare and development of the students.

Pastoral Lead – Mrs Startup has overall responsibility for the students in Year 7-11 and works closely with Heads of Year and Form Tutors to ensure the wellbeing of the students.

PSCHE – The Personal Social Citizenship and Health Education programme affords a regular space within the curriculum for every pupil to develop the essential personal, social and critical-thinking skills they need to successfully and safely navigate their worlds. Common to the programme of study for every year group is our focus on personal health, both physical (including sexual), mental and financial, citizenship and our role within our communities and families, as well as our responsibilities to society (in its global scope) as a whole. There is an emphasis throughout on critical matters of safety, both physical and mental, including much coverage of the critical issue of the safety of children’s digital lives, gender relationships and LBGT+ understanding. At different stages of a child’s passage through school, sessions will be tailored to match the stage.