- Pastoral care is very important at Coombe.
If you have any concerns about your daughter’s well-being, you should discuss it with her tutor or the Head or Deputy Head of Year (020 8942 1242/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Pastoral Team all monitor closely the girls’ progress at Coombe. PSHE, which is part of the curriculum, provides help, guidance and opportunities for the girls to develop academically, socially and individually.
Any problems or queries may be discussed with your daughter’s Tutor, Head of Year or Deputy Head of Year in school, by appointment, by telephone on 020 8942 1242, or by email on email@example.com. The Head of Year can refer any learning, behavioural or medical problems to the Education Welfare Officer, the Educational Psychologist and the School Nurse, who visit regularly.
- Every pupil is in a tutor group. These are named after the Houses in the school.
- The tutor group of around 30 pupils is lead by a tutor, who is a teacher in the school.
- Tutors work hard to get to know the girls in their group and so support them effectively.
- You should contact your daughter’s tutor first if you have any concerns about your daughter’s well-being (020 8942 1242/ firstname.lastname@example.org).
The welfare of all pupils is of vital importance and monitored closely throughout the tutorial system which is well established at Coombe. When they join the school, each girl is placed in one of seven Houses named after planets: Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn and Venus. She will stay in the same house throughout her time at Coombe. Registration is taken in this group by the Tutor who is responsible for the girls’ well-being. This tutor group helps the girls to know that they matter as individuals. When possible, we try to keep the same teacher with the same tutor group throughout a girl’s time at Coombe. The Head of Year, Deputy Head of Year and Tutor have a personal knowledge of each girl and are on hand to provide help and guidance in all aspects of school life. They communicate with parents and with external welfare agencies which provide support for the home and the school.