For Parents

Pastoral care in the sixth form is seen as an extremely important part of our offer as students make the transition from GCSE to Post 16 study and then on to make key decisions for their future aspirations. Our pastoral team are very experienced in supporting students with a wide range of issues, from organising workload and folders, to supporting them with personal issues and mental health. We also have access to the school counselling service and can signpost students and families to outside agencies where appropriate.

The tutors and the sixth form specialist staff meet regularly in order to share pastoral information and ensure all staff are kept up-to-date with sixth form activities. Tutors also facilitate RSHE and Citizenship sessions fortnightly to help students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The programme includes sessions on improving wellbeing, drugs and alcohol awareness, relationships, learning and revision strategies, independent living, healthy lifestyles and a variety of pertinent life-long learning issues.

Sixth Form Contact details

Acting Head of Sixth Form – Sophie Tyler – sophie.tyler@priory.herts.sch.uk – 01462 622300 (Ext. 246)

Head of Year 13 – Nick Wright – nick.wright@priory.herts.sch.uk – 01462 622300 (Ext.  227)

Key Stage 5 Manager – Lynne Luckman – lynne.luckman@priory.herts.sch.uk – 01462 622300 (Ext. 233)

In addition, we have a highly experienced team of sixth form tutors who should be the first port of call for queries. Tutors build a close relationship with students in their group and support them in all aspects of sixth form life.