Pastoral Care

The Hamble School takes great pride in the high standard of pastoral care that is provided for its students. Our philosophy places considerable importance on ensuring that students are in a positive learning environment, feel happy and safe and enjoy coming to school, we want students to enjoy the challenge of learning and build resilience to overcome difficulties. We hope that students will participate fully in school life and everything that The Hamble School has to offer.

The aim of pastoral care at The Hamble School is to ensure that all students are supported and encouraged in both their academic and personal development. This is achieved by a highly effective structure led by a Head of Year for each year group and a team of tutors. Each tutor has responsibility for a tutor group he or she sees every day. Tutor groups follow a structured tutor programme developing numeracy and literacy as well as developing other key skills such as tolerance, teamwork, communication, careers and employment through The tutor programme.  Tutor reviews behaviour, rewards and attendance with the students in the group and provide the first point of contact for parents and carers.

The pastoral structure is further underpinned by the work of The Harbour our SEND provision, our School Matron, Attendance Officer and Admissions officer, our Pastoral support Workers and our Man Health team including a School Counsellor and our ELSA tea. The staff who comprise this specialist team are highly dedicated and committed to support students with both their academic and emotional and social development. The team are here to ensure that all students get the best learning experience and can leave us with the best possible outcomes.

In March 2017, Ofsted inspectors found:
“Pupils’ emotional well-being and safety are high priorities at the school.”
“Pupils say they feel safe in school and feel confident about talking to their teachers if they have any problems.”
“…pupils have a range of opportunities to take responsibility and develop their leadership skills.”
“…incidents of bullying are increasingly rare.”
“Pupils are polite and respectful to their teachers, to visitors and to each other.”
“Behaviour in lessons is consistently good…”

Student Personal Development, Behaviour & Well-Being Team

Mrs S Pennington-Chick
Deputy Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr C Andrews
Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs N Emmett-Callaghan
Head of Year 11
Technology Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs S Bone
Head of Year 10
Food Preparation & Nutrition Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Barkshire
Head of Year 9
Teacher of English
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms S Roome
Head of Year 8
Teacher of English
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss R Baldwin
Head of Year 7
Teacher of PE
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss B Sherrell
Attendance & Pastoral Support Worker
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs P Brierley
School Matron
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr M Skinner
Student Support & Guidance Manager
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Catterall
Senior Pastoral Team Admin Assistant
Admissions & Exclusions

Mrs N Barton
Senior Pastoral Team Admin Assistant

Miss K Wigginton
Pastoral Team Admin Assistant
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs D Chalk
Pastoral Team Admin Assistant

Ms C Callaway
Pastoral Team Admin Assistant