At CCHS, we strive to have open and honest conversations about every element of pastoral care. Our ‘open door’ policy means an array of staff are available to support our students.
On a typical day, a CCHS student interacts with her form tutor and engages in one of the many activities planned for form time. These activities include ‘Mindful Monday’, ‘Talk and Walk Tuesday’ and ‘Friday Frenzy’. Throughout the day, a student has access to a Pastoral Support Worker, Year Leader, Senior Pastoral Leader and the Pastoral Deputy Headteacher.
As a team, we also work closely with the school SEND Department to ensure everyone is looked after.
We are keen for ‘asking for help’ not to be taboo. Therefore, we promote the services we provide in assemblies and during our Meet the Tutor Evenings with parents – getting the same message out to everyone in our community. We want to work with our families to provide wrap around care for all.
Other provisions available to our students include are art therapy, counselling, access to a school nurse, Mental Health First Aiders and Young Carer support. We are also working with the London Academy of Excellence on developing a ‘Mental Health Network’. We aim to break down any barriers to make asking for advice about mental health a little bit less daunting. Safeguarding our students and looking after their wellbeing is front and centre of all we do in school – we want our students to be happy and healthy as it helps to unlock the joy of learning.
In the Sixth Form, we build on the excellent work in the Main School. The two Year Leaders each support a team of tutors who will help guide the students through the transition to study at a more advanced level, the adjustment to the greater independence of life in the Sixth Form and the decisions to be made about higher education and future careers.
If you have a concern about your daughter please contact the Form Tutor in the first instance or the Year Leader. For more serious issues, you may contact the Deputy Headteacher responsible for the Main School and Sixth Form students, Miss Fiona Harrison.
- Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral & Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Miss Fiona Harrison
- Senior Pastoral Leader – Mrs Marion Chumbley
- Year 7 Year Leader – Mrs Nina Lewis
- Year 8 Year Leader – Mrs Sarah Clements / Mrs Hayley Barker
- Year 9 Year Leader – Mr Brad Copper
- Year 10 Year Leader – Miss Jo Stevens / Mrs Victoria Goksel
- Year 11 Year Leader – Miss Charlotte Burnham
- Year 12 Year Leader – Mrs Emma Hiett
- Year 13 Year Leader – Mrs Rhiannon Connolly