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Pastoral Care

We aim to provide continuity of care throughout each of our student’s school careers. Every student belongs to a form group with a dedicated Form Tutor. Whenever possible, the same Form Tutor remains with the tutor group for Year 8 to Year 11. The Form Tutor is the central point of contact for every student and provides the crucial link between home and school.  The Form Tutor is usually a parent's first point of contact with the school.  

Students have form time with their Form Tutor from 8:40-9:00 and 3:20-3:35 each day.  This is an opportunity for students to engage in a range of activities with their form group, such as: initiative-based activities focused on a particular event e.g. anti-bullying week, review their daily achievement and behaviour points via the school's behaviour management system and to engage in revision and homework tasks.  Students are also taught PHSE every fortnight in their form groups.

Students can also use form time to meet with subject or pastoral staff to address any issues they may encounter in their studies and arrange for the necessary strategies to be put in place to support them.

All Form Tutors are supported by a team of Heads of House and their deputies who coordinate the pastoral care of all our students. In addition there is also a Pastoral Deputy Head who oversees and coordinates all areas of pastoral care within the school and provides support in all areas, wherever necessary.

Pastoral Team 

Mr M Twist Pastoral Deputy Head
Mrs V Storey Director of Student Services
Mr M Stalker Head of Pastoral Faculty
Mr C Lamprey Head of Bennett
Mrs J Dean Deputy Head of Bennett
Mr R Hayes Head of Glegg
Mrs A Sorrentino Ryan Deputy Head of Glegg
Mr P Douglass Head of Hollowell
Mrs J Symes Deputy Head of Hollowell
Mrs N Boyle Head of Year 12 (acting)
Mrs K Owen Head of Year 13

The House System

Every student who attends Calday is a member of a ‘House’. The Houses combine students from Year 7 through to the Upper Sixth.

The House System is designed to embody the values and ethos of Calday Grange Grammar School and is an integral part of our school community. House Captains and School Council members work together to create a stronger student voice and further the community spirit of the school.

The three Houses are named after former Headteachers; Bennett (Blue), Glegg (Red) and Hollowell (Green).

House system objectives

  • Our aim is to provide every student in each House with the following:
  • pastoral support through the Heads of House and Deputy Heads of House
  • a sense of belonging within the school community
  • opportunities to develop social, intellectual, physical and practical skills
  • a sense of achievement both inside and outside the classroom
  • fun and excitement through competition
  • opportunities for leadership
  • an awareness of individual and collective responsibility