Priestlands is committed to safeguarding and protecting all children in our care. We aim to create an environment where children feel valued, listened to and safe and where their self-esteem is promoted. Staff are alert to possible risks and clear procedures are in place for dealing with expressions of concern.
When they join Priestlands, students will be placed in one of nine tutor groups that make up a year group. Tutors meet their groups frequently during the week. The tutor is responsible for the day-to-day care of your child and, therefore, is the first link between parents and school. Parents are encouraged to let the tutor know of any issues affecting the behaviour, progress or well-being of their children.
Arrangements for the year group are overseen by the Head of Year, who also provides advice and support for students and staff. Each year group also has a full-time Pupil Support Manager (PSM), who works closely with the Head of Year to provide support for individual students and act as a point of contact for parents.
Students regularly meet individually with the Head of Year, tutor or other staff to review work and progress. These review meetings take place during school time on occasional school closure days. They are a distinctive feature of Priestlands and help ensure that each student is known and respected as an individual.
Staff often invite parents into school to discuss issues of concern and, of course, you are welcome to visit the school at any time. You are also invited to support events such as Music and Drama productions, sports days, social evenings and events hosted by the Priestlands Association.
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