Reminder that Friday 8 December 2023 is an INSET days and school is closed all day to students
The pastoral care system supports and promotes the shared values and aims of the school of ‘Excellence for All’. It is an integral part of the life of the school, underpinning the academic work of the school, working tirelessly to remove any barriers to learning. A committed team of professionals in school work closely with all stakeholders and external agencies to ensure students can fulfil their academic potential whilst also flourishing as well rounded individuals. Our ethos is based on the Wyrley Way which promotes Respect and Responsibility for oneself and others, an ethos which can be felt throughout the school. Safeguarding and child protection are central to the pastoral system as we believe only safe and happy students will truly fulfil their potential.
At Great Wyrley Academy, the Pastoral structure is based on Heads of Years. The Head of Year leads half termly meetings with Year tutors to share good pastoral practice. There are regular Year assemblies led by the Head of Year, which focus on raising aspirations and developing emotional, physical and mental well being. The Heads of Year are a really strong team of committed colleagues ably supported by a number of other staff.
The Head of Year Strives to: