Introduction to the Pastoral System

‚ÄčEthos and Expectations

Expectations of conduct at Gillingham are based on our beliefs that all members of our community are important, are to be valued, have the right to teach, learn, work, progress and develop to the best of their ability, and to be treated with respect and dignity. As a school we endeavour to ensure that all students feel safe whilst they are with us.

The Golden Rule: we should all behave to others as we would wish to be treated.

The Pastoral System

The pastoral system is made up of Year Groups: 7 through to 13, within that students are placed in tutor groups and tutors are the first point of contact for anything relating to a student's welfare. Each Year group has an allocated Head of Year and is supported by Deputy Heads of Year. The pastoral system works very closely with the curriculum system, to complement students' performance, achievement and wellbeing. The pastoral system also supports the delivery of some aspects of the tutor programme for each Year Group, such as careers.  However, the PSHE curriculum is now the main subject area in which SRE and SMSC are delivered.