Pastoral care at Poole Grammar is organised under a ‘mini-school’ system with the aim of every pupil being known as an individual. The structure is one of horizontal year groups, each with supporting pastoral staff.
Lower Main School
Pupils are allocated to mixed ability form groups on their arrival into the school. They are in this form group for Years 7 & 8 with the same Tutor and Year Head, overseen by the Deputy Head of Lower Main School and the Lower Main School Office run by the Pastoral Assistant. All staff in this area of the school work together to ensure a smooth transfer and induction into Poole Grammar from our wide variety of feeder schools.
Upper Main School
At the end of their time in the Lower Main School pupils are reallocated to new form groups to commence Year 9. At this point they gain a new Year Head and tutor who will remain with them for the next 3 years until the end of their GCSE courses in Year 11. This area of the school is overseen by the Deputy Head Upper Main School and the office is similarly run by a Pastoral Assistant.
The majority of Year 11 pupils move on into the Sixth Form at Poole Grammar and are joined by a number of pupils who join us for their ‘A’ level studies from other local schools. Pupils are placed into a pastoral group run by a tutor who will be teaching them for one of their academic subjects. There are separate Year Heads for Years 12 & 13 who remain with their year group for the two sixth form years. This mini-school is overseen by the Deputy Head (Sixth Form) and a Pastoral Assistant.
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