Connah's Quay High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Cei Connah / Connah's Quay High School

Pastoral

Mrs Deborah Millington - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Deborah Millington

Assistant Headteacher

Connah’s Quay High School prides itself on the quality of its pastoral structures and systems of support for the young people in our care.  The warm and welcoming atmosphere and the way the school lives out its mission statement of ‘We Care’ has been commented on by many visitors to the school.

The pastoral care of each year group is overseen by a Progress Leader and Assistant Progress Leader although the everyday responsibility for care and well-being is the responsibility of the tutor.  In the first instance, these are the members of staff who recognise and respond positively to a learner’s emotional and/or behavioural needs; communicate with parents positively and realistically to create a partnership approach to learners’ emotional health and well-being. 

Whole school approaches to pastoral care are contained in our behaviour and motivation policy and clear policies for Child Protection, Equality, Respecting Others and Attendance are promoted in school. 

 Alongside our policies are a range of practices to promote well health;

  • Peer mentoring through the prefects system for Year 7 learners
  • A school council with elected membership from all year groups
  • A whole school system of rewards for individuals

The school was awarded the ‘Inclusion Quality Mark’ – the only high school in Wales to possess this award at the present time.  In the report the assessor particularly made note of the fact that ‘Progress Leaders have a holistic role and co-ordinate pastoral work very well’.  It was also noted that ‘care and respect is visibly evident and tangible from everybody’.