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Pastoral Care

Community, belonging and a deep-seated sense of friendship

With support from a Personal Tutor and a Housemaster or Housemistress, as well as support staff and the wider teaching body – our school ethos is centred around creating the right culture.

Our pastoral care is designed to help students feel supported and encouraged, both inside and outside the classroom and so the House system provides community, belonging and a deep-seated sense of friendship.

“I love the sense of community, especially within the House – everyone is included and has an opportunity to contribute.”

Freya Webster, Yr 12

Acting Head, Clare Tilley reaffirms the importance of community.

“There is something incredibly powerful about community. About people from all walks of life, backgrounds and abilities coming together to support each other to be the best they can be.”

Providing programmes throughout the year for students that address social and mental wellbeing is essential and so our practical workshops like ‘Risk Week’ help students to explore and encourage positive patterns of behaviour, as well as self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.

Whilst students at our junior school, Ranby House take part in a week-long range of activities surrounding ‘anti-bullying’ where students look at real-life scenarios, cyber-bulling and identifying what bullying is.

Year 8 student, Georgia Barrett said:

"My favourite thing about Worksop College is the close relationship you form with all your teachers. You get along with everyone, even the Sixth Formers, and you always feel happy and that you want to come to school."

The more we educate students about social and mental wellbeing, the greater the positive impact on our sense of community.

Clare concludes,

“Our strength as a school lies in finding out what a child excels at and nurturing that skill to create resilient, adaptable and independent learners. We are a proud broad-ability school and while we are adept at nurturing those for whom academia comes naturally – we are equally proud of our artists, sports people and musicians. Pastoral care and community is at the heart of what my team and I are passionate about .”

Give us a call on 01909 537100 or email admissions@wsnl.co.uk to find out if Worksop College and Ranby House is right for your child.