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Student Support and Guidance at Holly Lodge

At Holly Lodge we believe that caring about and supporting the needs of the individual student is essential to ensure their happiness and success within a large school community.

All staff within the school have a responsibility to care for all students, however to support this we also have a team of staff who are dedicated to helping students overcome any barriers that may be affecting their learning.

Holly Lodge Pastoral Care

Every student is allocated to a tutor group. The form tutor, who they see twice a day, is a key member of staff and is responsible for establishing happy, secure and supportive relationships with their group. The form tutor should be contacted initially if you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress at Holly Lodge.

 

Pastoral Care

The teams of form tutors are led by Key Stage Directors, who work with the Assistant Head teacher responsible for student welfare and inclusion, to oversee all aspects of your child’s progress at Holly Lodge.

Working alongside these staff, are a team of Student Support Managers, whose main focus is to support the welfare needs of all students and their families.

Our Attendance Manager works across the school to ensure all students understand the importance of good attendance. Where attendance and punctuality to school become an issue they will work with the student and their family to overcome the barriers.

At times, students may have difficulties that require more specialist support. In order to cater for the needs of these students we liaise and work closely with other in school support staff like Learning Mentors and academic coaches and a wide range of external agencies.

Parents’ involvement in their children’s education is the absolutely essential factor in success at Holly Lodge school.

We hope that this section of the website contains some of the information that you need. If not, or if there are things that you need to tell us, then let us know!

The cost of non-attendance

Parents of Holly Lodge students who failed to ensure their children regularly attended school have recently appeared in court. Fines of more than £700 and in one case, a suspended prison sentence for both parents, have already been imposed by the courts this term. read more