In Nendrum College, we foster a warm, friendly, and supportive environment for all our pupils, often referred to as the “Nendrum family”. We share the responsibility of celebrating, supporting and encouraging each other.
Each class is the responsibility of a Form Teacher who registers the pupils in the morning and cares for their immediate pastoral needs. The Form Teacher monitors each pupil’s welfare, academic progress, punctuality and behaviour and are the first point of contact between home and the College. Form Teachers are supported in these roles by a Year Head and Head of Junior/Senior School. Our pastoral structure has been designed so that both teachers and pupils can clearly identify the appropriate support when the occasion arises. An independent counselling service provides pupils with an opportunity to talk in confidence to a qualified counsellor on a weekly basis.
The work of the Form Teacher is supplemented by the ‘Learning for Life and Work’ programme of Personal Development, Citizenship and Employability, which is delivered in a manner which is conducive to the ethos of the College and is underpinned by the United Nations’ Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Our mentoring programme encourages GCSE pupils who benefit from either academic or pastoral support to ensure they achieve their full potential. Each member of staff supports one pupil as they prepare for their GCSE examinations.