Pastoral Care

Our Guidance Team

Our Guidance Team is led by Mr Edwards. The Guidance Team aims to support students to achieve their potential at school through instigating actions that empower students to feel safe and secure.  Ensuring that ethos, expectations and procedures facilitate outstanding behaviour and safety is always a key goal for the team.  Other pertinent Guidance Team actions and approaches are described below. 

The team will be proactive in preventing and dealing with incidents of bullying, discrimination and dangerous behaviour, by developing a climate where all students feel secure, valued and cared for.  Restorative approaches will be used to resolve issues, as appropriate. To promote mental and emotional health, the team will ensure that students have access to an appropriate range of support if they feel troubled, either within school or through external agencies. 

Emotional wellbeing contributes greatly to academic success. The team will ensure that students’ potential is recognised and barriers to students achieving their potential are identified and addressed.  

In helping students make a positive contribution to school life, the team will encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions and provide opportunities for them to have a voice within the school community.  At key periods of transition, such as Year 9 options and post 16 choices, effective and independent Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) will help support decision making. Members will liaise effectively with the Careers Guidance Advisor (Deborah Bland) as appropriate. Students will be encouraged to achieve their potential and be supported in this. 

Mr Edwards is supported by a team of Directors of Learning and their deputies. These are: 

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Name 

Role 

Contact details 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Millar 

Joint Director of Learning for Year 7 

r.millar@fehs.set.education  

 

 

Mrs Taylor 

 

 

 

Joint Director of Learning for Year 7 

r.taylor@fehs.set.education  

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Chapman 

Deputy Director of Learning for Year 7  

l.chapman@fehs.set.education  

 

Mr Keogh 

 

 

 

 

Director of Learning for Year 8 and 9 

 

 

 

p.keogh@fehs.set.education  

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Kirkpatrick 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Director of Learning Year 8 and 9 

s.kirkpatrick@fehs.set.education  

 

Mr Player 

 

 

 

 

Director of Learning for Year 10 and 11 

b.player@fehs.set.education  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Oliver 

Deputy Director of Learning for Year 10 and 11 

s.oliver@fehs.ser.education  

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Horne 

Deputy Director of Learning for Year 10 and 11 

c.horne@fehs.set.education  

 

Directors and Deputies of Learning deal with the everyday thrills and spills in the lives of their students and are very important figureheads for each Year Group. They lead assemblies on a fortnightly basis, ensuring that all students have a consistent understanding of our expectations and of the values of the School. They celebrate success and challenge underachievement. Each term the Director of Learning will lead on a celebration assembly which rewards students for their hard work and dedication and commitment to their studies both in and outside of the classroom. Certificates are presented to these students by key members of staff.  Students receive ‘positive’ marks on Bromcom which results in a notification being sent home to parents and carers.  

Each student is part of a Form Group, led by their Tutor. Tutors play a vital role in the lives of students and are often the first point of contact for a variety of issues. At Fram we believe that strong and proactive tutorship can have a major positive impact on the lives of our students and successful school management. The Tutor knows their students very well. They spend part of every day with them, ensuring they are ready to learn; happy and fulfilled. They are often the first person a child will go to if they have a worry or something exciting to share. 

The daily Form period is filled with a range of activities, including a weekly quiz and a discussion around current issues, supported by resources from ‘Votes for Schools’. This period is also used for the development of literacy (KS3) and private study (KS4). Form Tutors keep Engagement Logs up to date, meaning that they know about the many activities children are involved in and can encourage greater participation. Form Tutors are key to ensuring there is easy communication between the home and school. Where possible, a child will retain the same Tutor throughout their time at school. 

Attendance  

We are striving to improve attendance and attainment. Our expectation is for all students to have 100% to achieve their potential academically and socially.  

The school recognises that poor attendance can be an indication of change in circumstances and difficulties in a family’s life. This may be related to problems at home and or in school. Parents are encouraged to inform school of any difficulties or changes in circumstances that may affect their child’s attendance and or behaviour in school, for example, bereavement, divorce/separation, incidents of domestic abuse. This will help the school identify any additional support that may be required. We also recognise that some students are more likely to require additional support to attain good attendance. The school will implement a range of strategies to support improved attendance. 

Parent/carers are asked to notify the school by telephone before 8.40am on the first day of their child’s absence from school. In the event that no such notification has been received by 8.40am, our first day calling procedures will be instigated.   

For holidays in term-time (this is not a given entitlement, holidays will not be authorised unless it is exceptional circumstances) and leave of absence form needs to be completed, this can be found by clicking here.  

It is a legal requirement to ensure your child secures regular school attendance. 

House system  

Within Framingham Earl High School we have a House system that links to student voice, rewards and competitions. 

Each child is allocated a House and their form group are fellow members of the House within their year group.  Our Houses were named by the students to reflect key traits of FEHS students; the Houses are:  

  • Inspire  
  • Create  
  • Evolve  
  • Endeavour  
  • Engage 
  • Resolve  

 Each form group in Y7 to 9 has a representative who shares issues and ideas from the group to SAFE - our whole school student council.  Students have the opportunity to take on this leadership role and meet with the Year 10 and Year 11 Headteacher’s Council who bring matters to Mrs Arnold on a regular basis.   

 The House system gives our students the opportunity to be rewarded for efforts and achievement in all areas.  Students regularly earn House Points for a range of reasons including; excellent classwork, volunteering, contributing to school life and making good progress in their subject. Parents and carers can track their child’s House Points on MCAS [LINK] and students have weekly update in tutor time. A prize is awarded each week for the leading children in each year group. House totals are on the House noticeboard which are located downstairs in our Main Block.  Each term we award the House Cup to the House with the highest number of House points. 

 One of the aims of the House system is to encourage all students to be involved in the many inter-House competitions within subjects and extra-curricular activities. This blend of competitions ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their House and help boost the House total. Students (and staff!) quickly form an allegiance to their House and a sense of fun and friendly competition pervades all the House events. 

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