The Pastoral Experience
Each student at Chorlton High is in a Tutor Group with a tutor who acts as the key point of contact for parents and staff for all matters relating to the students in that form. Our form tutors work closely with their tutees and have an overview of academic progress and emotional well being. Each Year group is led by a Head of Year who has overall responsibility for the progress, monitoring, safety and welfare of students in the Year group.
A Learning Mentor is attached to each Year group. The mentors work closely with the Heads of Year to offer one to one support and group work sessions to students, as well as offering another point of contact for parents.
Therapeutic Inclusion (THINC) Room
Our trained team delivers play and art sessions to individuals and groups of students who may be dealing with personal issues such as bereavement or having difficulty engaging in lessons. Our THINC Room is designed to provide students with a comfortable, fun, safe haven in which to explore their difficulties and find solutions. Referrals are made through the Heads of Year and this resource is accessed by students in all Year groups. Student and parental feedback on the effects of these sessions for students continues to be extremely positive.
Transition to College
Our students are fully supported in the College Application process through our Life Skills curriculum, ensuring that not only are their applications of the highest quality, but also that students choose colleges and courses that are appropriate to their level of ability. We have strong links with all of our local colleges who offer our students exclusive ‘taster days’ and events to allow students to experience college life before they make their final decisions. Colleges also send representatives to Parents’ Evenings and career events and give presentations to our students during their weekly Year 11 assemblies.
Our dedicated Safeguarding Team work hard to ensure that our students’ emotional, physical and welfare needs are being adequately met. The team works alongside Children's Social Care and a wide range of other agencies to put quality interventions in place where students and their families require additional support out of school. Student safety is of paramount importance, not just whilst at Chorlton High School, but outside school hours too.
Our School Health Adviser
Our School Health Adviser offers a range of services for students including healthy eating, smoking cessation, sexual health and contraception. The School Health Adviser also provides us with valuable health information and support for students with medical conditions.
Useful Contact Numbers and Web Addresses
National Drugs Helpline: www.talktofrank.com 0800 77 66 00
Brook Advisory Clinic: (Free, confidential Contraception, pregnancy STI advice for under 25’s) www.brook.org.uk 0808 8021234
Manchester Children's Social Care: 0161 234 5001
Childline: Support for young people www.childline.org.uk- 0800 1111
Greater Manchester Police: 0161 872 5050
Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB): a statutory body made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children and their families www.manchestersafeguardingboards.co.uk
CEOP: Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Lifeline Eclypse: Work with individuals, families and communities both to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery, and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse www.lifeline.org.uk/about
The Proud Trust: (LGBT + youth) www.theproudtrust.org
Karma Nirvana: UK registered charity that supports victims and survivors of Foreced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse. www.karmanirvana.org.uk/get-help-now
Every Help Matters in Manchester: Intervening early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families or with a population most at risk of developing problems. Effective intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person's life. https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/manchester/fsd/files/83887_38_early_help_parents_and_carers_a5_leaflet_v2.pdf
Manchester Healthy School ' A mental health resorce for young people' http://www.manchesterhealthyschools.nhs.uk/Documents/brochure/index.html
Kooth: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people https://kooth.com/
42nd Street: http://42ndstreet.org.uk/about-us/
Freedom Charity: raising awareness and preventing Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation www.freedomcharity.org.uk/what-we-do/