The Blue Coat School is a family that supports and encourages each other and the pastoral care of our students is very important to us. This has been one of the main reasons our students excel within school, whatever their ability.
The pastoral care of our students at Blue Coat is immensely important. The provision that we provide in this area ensures that they are able to get the most out of their learning and personal development.
At the off-set we want our students to feel part of the Blue Coat Family and we hope to promote this ethos at the very start of a student’s journey here at Blue Coat through the induction process.
Students are placed in one of five Form Houses and each has a Form Tutor who is responsible for the day to day well-being of 30 pupils.
In the Sixth Form, students are placed in appropriate tutor groups headed by Sixth Form Tutors who are similarly responsible for the overall well-being of their students.
Another layer of care is provided by the Key Stage Leaders. There are two leaders for each of the three Key Stages. These members of staff are responsible for monitoring the general welfare and progress of the students and implementing any appropriate intervention as well as being the liaison between the student, parents/carers and staff.
Mrs S. Yates
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
|Key Stage||Achievement and Progress||Behaviour and Welfare|
|Key Stage 3||Mrs K Bennett||Mr S Fee|
|Key Stage 4||Miss L Hodson||Mrs J Rawlins|
|Key Stage 5||Mr D Mercer||Mrs S O'Rourke|
- Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board leaflet
- Helpful websites for parents & carers
- Helpful websites for young people
Students in school receive regular safeguarding messages via the School computers, some examples of which can be found by clicking here.
If you as a parent/carer have concerns about a safeguarding matter in the School, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team.
|Mrs Yates, Designated Safeguarding Leademail@example.com|
|You can also contact the School Safeguarding Governor, Mr Martin Hillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The Learning Support Department
The Learning Support Department is a designated department focused around supporting the needs of SEND and other vulnerable students. Staff in the Learning Support Department oversee and implement support strategies, offer advice and guidance as well as maintain a good level of communication with parents, students and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for all learners.
The department consists of two members of staff, Mrs Lewis (SENDCo) and Mrs Cobain (Student Welfare), both of which hold relevant qualifications to support the needs of SEND and other vulnerable students. Support is provided to students for a variety of reasons through one to one or small group intervention, which is specifically tailored to suit the student’s individual needs. All of our additional provision (internal or external) is based on an agreed outcomes approach, in liaison with both parents and external professionals, if applicable, therefore external providers are accountable for any support they provide to students attending the school.
SEND students who will be joining the School in September are invited to visit the school with their parents, prior to starting, to discuss their individual needs and ensure that support plans are written and all staff are aware before school commences. In addition, the Learning Support Department actively encourage the sharing of data for a young person’s transition to the next phase of education or employment and see it as a key part in securing a positive new beginning. Any information to be passed on will be shared with parents and students and may involve others being present at review meetings to support this process. Following transition, children and young people’s destination data is monitored.
Additional support is offered where necessary through external services such as the Young Persons Advisory Service (YPAS) and, where an assessment of need is required, the Educational Psychologist or Special Educational Needs Inclusion Support Service (SENISS). All of the external support offered aims to compliment and cement the strategies already employed by the School and enable the young person to succeed and thrive. The school commissions support using an outcomes-based approach and a full list of external partners available can be found in the school’s contribution to the Local Offer or on the SEND Provision Map.
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