As a school, we believe it is our collective, moral accountability to provide the best quality learning for all. We are committed to ensure that all members of our school community makes outstanding progress, achieves to the best of their ability, and is happy and healthy.
In order to achieve this we have a thorough and comprehensive system of pastoral care that supports students with all aspects of school life.
From day one at Brune Park, students join a Tutor group and quickly form a strong bond with their tutor who is responsible for monitoring and supporting a students academic and personal development.
As a parent/career we recognise that for you too it is also important for that relationship with your son/daughters tutor to be formed. With this in mind we encourage you to make contact with them should you have any question or concerns. You can contact your child’s tutor either by email, a message in the planner or by leaving a message requesting a phone call with the school reception.
Through tutor group activities, the curriculum, and beyond, young people are encouraged to develop the skills and dispositions they need to be happy, safe and successful in their life. This includes having a voice to speak out if they are concerned for themselves or others, to challenge and question and to be confident in making a positive contribution to both the school community and beyond.
Each student and Tutor group is attached to a Year Office, with a Head of Year and a Deputy Head of Year, and an extended team of colleagues who provide a wide range of pastoral expertise and experience.
You can contact your child’s year office and pastoral team by email or letter, or by contacting the school reception who will ensure your message will be responded to as promptly as we can.
It is our partnership with parents and carers that we actively encourage at all stages of a child’s time with us at Brune Park. We know that it is the partnership between school and home that makes the most difference to a child be happy, well and successful.
Our extended pastoral team includes:
- Support with health and well being
- Support with behaviour
- Support to overcome barriers to learning
- Emotional first aid
- Medical first aid
- Support to improve attendance and/or punctuality
- Support with home learning
- Support for young people with educational, health, emotional, practical, short or medium term, long term specific support needs.
Our extensive range of pastoral work can also involve working with agencies beyond the school to ensure young people have the support and care they need.
This includes agencies such as the police, the NHS, social care or specific expert groups or organisations.
Parents really matter – the research says so: