PACA has a strong pastoral system in place to help support your child through school.
We look at the whole child at PACA and every part of a child’s well-being plays a part in helping them achieve their potential. Some children need more support than others but almost all students at one point or another run into some difficulty in or out of school and we are there to help.
Your child will have a form tutor who they will see every day. It is the tutor’s role to get to know your child well and to be responsible for their progress through school. If you have any concerns the tutor should be your first port of call. They will either be able to help you or refer you to the right person.
The form tutors are supported by the Heads of School and a variety of specialist teams in school. These include the Aspiration Centre for children with Special Needs (click here to find out more), the Education Welfare Officer, for children with attendance and punctuality issues, and access to a counsellor for children who need some focussed individual support. They are all supported in turn by the Senior Leadership Team and the Head and of course we also have access to outside agencies for additional help if required.
Your child will be in one of four Schools at PACA. The School system fosters support and co-operation between students and an opportunity to work with students of different ages. It also allows for some inter school competitiveness when we run inter School competitions.