Student & Pastoral Support
Providing Tutors and Heads of Year
All students have a tutor who becomes the first point of contact for support and guidance. Each year group has a dedicated Head of Year who provides focused; academic, behaviour and attendance support for every student.
Assistant Year Leaders
The Assistant Year Leaders are comprised of non-teaching staff who are able to support, monitor and mentor students in all aspects of welfare, guidance and attendance at any point in the day. They are a key contact point for parents.
A school nurse and counsellor are also available in school. Both these services operate on a self-referral, drop-in basis and work in partnership with us, creating additional capacity for student support and safeguarding of their welfare.
Creating the Right Ethos
Positive attitudes to learning and meeting the shared ‘Abbeywood Expectations’ are at the core of our desired ethos; as such, the school has a strong culture of rewarding and celebrating student success. Students are major stakeholders in the development of the school and we are evolving our Student Forum to give them greater responsibility in decision making and shaping policies around learning, ethos and environment. We have appointed Student Ambassadors in Year 11 and at Post 16 who will have a variety of leadership roles and will be particularly active in helping Year 7 students settle into the school. We expect our ambassadors to be outstanding role models, setting a fine example to other students and our wider community. We are very proud of the positive relationships forged between staff and students.
An Emphasis on Healthy and Sustainable Living
Abbeywood Community School is proud to have achieved the Sports Mark Award. The curriculum has a strong focus on healthy and sustainable living and provides students with many opportunities to explore how they can address issues of sustainability in a meaningful way in the 21st Century.
Developing Emotional Literacy
The curriculum provides a firm foundation for students to learn and understand how to relate to each other and develop attributes such as empathy and listening skills. The PSE (Personal and Social, Education) programme is designed to help students foster the skills necessary to be responsible and caring citizens within the school and wider community.