The foundation of our student support is a strong and extensive pastoral system.
Students are placed in a form group with a form tutor who is their first point of contact. Each year group is led by a Learning Manager; a teacher who monitors a students progress academically in terms of target grades as well as taking overall responsibility for their general well-being. Each Learning Manager works in conjunction with a non-teaching Pastoral Leader, who is responsible for liasing with parents, monitoring behaviour and providing a friendly ear for students. Together they lead the team of tutors in the year group and supervise year areas within school.
Support for attendance is provided by Mrs M Parker who should always be contacted on the first day of a student’s absence. She is supported in her monitoring of attendance by our Educational Welfare Officer.
Within school we have a full time medical assistant who is housed in the medical room and liaises closely with parents of students experiencing health problems or injuries.
Mrs Janice Calvert-Williams is the Inclusion Manager and her role includes supporting students to remove barriers to learning. Guidance and advice can be arranged for these students who are experiencing difficulties which may be preventing them from learning from a broad range of professionals. These include:
SEN (Special Educational Needs)
- SEN Coordinator – Mr G Williams
- Educational Psychologist – Mr Peter Gallimore
- Hearing Impaired
- Visual Impaired
- English as a second language
BEST (Behaviour in Education Support Team)
- Support Teacher
- Child Guidance Worker
- Youth Worker
- Education Social Worker
- Alternative Education Provision
- School Nurse
- Child Mental Health
- Young People’s Drug and Alchol Team
- Occupational Therapist
- Active Therapist
- Smoking Cessation
- Careers Advisor – Mrs Christine Henthorne
- Personal Advisor – Ms Justine Higson
Extended Home Learning – SAM Learning Accounts
In order to learn effectively our students need to feel secure and safe in the school environment. Our student support staff do all in their power to ensure that children at Rainford have a selection of staff in whom they can trust should the need arise.