We are a small community, and one of our key strengths is our relationships with pupils.

We place a great deal of emphasis on pastoral care, which is vital to each pupil’s well-being, health, happiness and, ultimately, their achievement. We strive to create a supportive environment where each pupil feels safe, secure and happy.

Our pastoral system enables teachers to get to know each pupil as an individual, helping to meet their individual learning and developmental needs.

The Form Tutor forms the basis of our pastoral care. Their role is to develop a detailed knowledge of each pupils’ development and attainment, as well as nurturing and providing them with a close-knit support network of both peers and staff.

As a parent, the Form Tutor is your first point of contact if you have any queries or concerns. You will be introduced to your child’s Form Tutor once they begin to study with us.

Reports and parents’ evenings during the year also offer opportunities to discuss your child’s progress and development in all areas.

Someone to talk to?

There are times when we all need somebody to talk to, somebody who can listen to our concerns and worries. Our independent counsellor is available for pupils and parents. To get in touch and arrange an appointment email listen@derbygrammar.org