Pastoral System

Pastoral Overview

The health, welfare and well being of the young people in our care is of the utmost importance to us and the school has a range of expertise to ensure students feel secure, well-supported and looked after. Ofsted judged us ‘outstanding’ in this area.

The primary point of contact is always the student’s form tutor, who knows each student in their tutor group well. More serious pastoral issues are dealt with by the student’s Learning Coordinator (Head of Year) or by the Assistant Head of Year. The pastoral system at Oakgrove is overseen by Mr Ian Boon, Deputy Headteacher.

Our Life Studies programme is a highly structured and comprehensive course covering, not only the traditional personal, social and health education, but it also embraces environmental awareness, theories on learning, citizenship education and much more. The weekly themes in the Life Studies lessons are echoed in the school’s assembly topics.