• “There is a very strong culture of care and nurture which is appreciated by both students and parents.” Ofsted Dec 2014
  • “Students know that adults will follow up their concerns.” Ofsted Dec 2014

Student Support & Guidance

At CHS we are actively committed to providing a secure, happy environment where young people are treated as individuals and their care and well-being is of paramount importance.

Every student in school has a form tutor, who has overall responsibility, on a day-to-day basis, for the care, welfare and academic progress of all students in their tutor group and who is the first point of contact for parents.  Most students stay in the same tutor group throughout their time at the school and tutors see students each morning at registration as well as delivering some of the PSHE programme through fortnightly Guidance lessons.

Each year group also has a Guidance Team Leader who is responsible for overseeing the welfare, discipline and academic progress of students in their year group.  Our Assistant Principal, Behaviour and Safety, Mrs Gill Taylor, oversees all pastoral care and reports directly to the Executive Principal. 

We also have a team of Learning Mentors, led by Mrs Pyatt (Year 7 Guidance Team Leader), who provide tailored support to individual students ranging from a clearly defined programme of assistance to just a friendly face and listening ear when a student needs it.

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  • “The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.” Ofsted Dec 2014