The school’s pastoral structure supports every student and their individual needs. Staff, students and parents work closely together to enhance the learning of every student and promote a caring environment. Each morning students meet with their form tutor for 30 minutes. For Years 8 – 11 there are up to 30 students in the five tutor groups. However, in Year 7, in recognition that students need extra support when starting secondary school, there are 10 tutor groups with a maximum of 15 students each. Each year group is led by a Head of Year or Pastoral Leader. To further enhance the Year 7 experience the Head of Year 7 also manages the Year 6 transition process and visits all feeder schools.
Bourne End Academy has three non-teaching Student Support Officers whose role is to help students overcome barriers to learning such as personal organisation, attendance, social, emotional and behavioural issues. Student Support Services also work closely with a multitude of outside agencies to develop the best possible solution for any problems that a student may encounter.
This package of pastoral support is managed by an Assistant Headteacher.
Safeguarding / E-Safety
E-safety continues to be a key area of concern both locally and nationally. We hope that the information provided below which relates to ‘Sexting’ and which has been written specifically for parents, is helpful and enables you to have an informed discussion with your child about their e-safety.
The Education Safeguarding and Advisory Service has drawn to our attention the following:
This is a guide produced by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation aimed at supporting parents whose children have already placed themselves in risky situations online.