'Many parents described the highly effective care and support the school provides to their children and families' Ofsted January 2018
At Barnwell, we pride ourselves on the quality of pastoral care we provide for our students. A student’s happiness and well-being are recognised as the foundation for their success and at Barnwell we believe that every child matters. Effective pastoral care, therefore, underpins school life and our large and experienced Pastoral Team is designed to ensure that all pupils can thrive.
The two-site approach provides outstanding nurturing and support for students in each year group. We organise our system of pastoral care differently on each campus to ensure students have the right level of individual support throughout their 7-year journey at Barnwell. Each student has a form tutor who is responsible for monitoring the welfare and progress of the group of children in his/her form. The work of the form tutors is coordinated by a team of Heads of College/Year, supported by members of the Senior Leadership Team.
The Heads of College/Year will help new students entering the school, at any time in the year to be welcomed into appropriate social and academic groups. As well as encouraging students to do their best within lessons, the form tutor and Head of College/Year monitor students’ progress, personal development and wellbeing, and encourage the involvement in extra-curricular activities.
In Key Stage 3, students are placed in one of our three colleges:
Each college has a:
Head of Redgrave
Miss L Cowling firstname.lastname@example.org
Redgrave College is named after an outstanding British Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave. Having originally set out to win 3 gold medals, Sir Steve won 5 gold medals in 5 consecutive Olympic Games between 1984 and 2000. Since retiring from competitive sport, Sir Steve has established the Steve Redgrave fund which has exceeded its original £5 million target. Sir Steve played a major part in the London 2012 Olympic bid as well as promoting Britain around the world.
Head of Hoy
Mrs S Jones email@example.com
Hoy College is named after Sir Chris Hoy, who at the London 2012 Games became Britain’s greatest Olympian. Sir Chris is an eleven-time World Champion and a six-time Olympic Champion in track cycling. His total of 6 gold medals and 1 silver medal has made Sir Chris the most successful British Olympian of all time. Hoy led Team GB out as the team’s flag carrier at the London 2012 opening ceremony.
Head of Ennis
Mrs E Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Ennis College is named after Jessica Ennis-Hill who became the greatest, all-round female athlete in the world at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British track and field athlete specialising in multiple-event disciplines and the 100 metres hurdles. She is the current Olympic heptathlon champion. She is also the former European and world heptathlon champion. Jessica was the world’s number 1 ranked heptathlete over for over 4 years. She is the current British record holder for the heptathlon, indoor pentathlon, high jump and 100 metres hurdles.
Key Stage 4 - Upper Campus
In Key Stage 4, students are supported within year groups by a:
Head of Year 10
Mr K Neocleous email@example.com
This is a vital year for students as we are now commencing GCSEs, the results of which will set you up for your journey into further education and chosen career paths.
High attendance and a positive work ethic during this year are the essential ingredients needed to ensure progress towards and beyond the individual target grades set for each student.
The different nature of qualifications studied in year 10 means that you must start the year with a first-class work ethic. This is because you will be studying units/topics of work that will be completed and submitted to the examination board before the end of the year.
Any lessons missed will impact on the progress made and it is vital that any missed learning is caught up on at home to ensure there are no gaps in students learning. Much of the work in year 10 is vital in year 11 and will have a huge impact on the overall result achieved at the end of the KS4 courses in the summer of 2022.
You are expected to take on the challenge of your own learning and need to balance your work/life demands effectively. Completion of Home Learning has a direct impact on the progress you will make within your lessons.
I will be on hand to offer support and guidance to all of you, and your link tutors are available to you daily should you have any worries. Make sure you use this support as soon as you feel you are struggling; that is what we are here for; you are not alone.
Head of Year 11
Mrs W Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been an unusual journey so far in Key Stage 4, one which none of us could have predicted. You have risen to the new challenges with maturity, compassion, and flexibility, making you a credit to our school.
As we enter your most important school year so far it is important to remember how amazing you are and how much you can achieve. No matter what happens we will have the support and learning available to you to be successful, all you need to do is take every opportunity we give you.
With our extensive recovery curriculum in place you are making huge strides to compensate for the missed learning of year 10. Your engagement with these is vital for your success and staff are on hand, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get you where you need to be.
At this time, it is vitally important you do as much as you can to help yourself, so let your teachers know the minute you feel you are struggling and accept their help. You are not alone in this feeling, year 11 is challenging for all students in normal times, but this year it is particularly hard.
Now is the time to dig deep and apply those characteristics we instil at Barnwell.