Pastoral care is at the centre of the ethos of Wallington County Grammar School. We are renowned for the ‘family’ atmosphere that we nurture between our staff and students and will always go the extra mile to ensure all feel happy and safe. All staff at WCGS have a role in supporting the well-being of students with Form Tutors being the key figure in the students’ lives to support them through the many challenges of being a young person today. All pastoral care is provided with the full support of Year Leaders and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that meeting the needs of students, both collectively and individually, is always at the forefront of our thinking. We would always encourage parents and carers to be in regular contact with their child’s Form Tutor so that we are always working together to help and support them. Attending parents’ evenings are another good way to build these crucial relationships between staff and parents as are our parent workshops which are intended to advise you about the wide range of issues faced by young people today.
Should you ever have any questions or issues you would like to discuss with the School regarding your child, please contact their Form Tutor.
Wallington County Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and all members of staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our students’ are cared for appropriately and safeguarded from any harm, and their duty of care to promote the health, safety and welfare of all members of the school community.
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs D Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Mental Health with your Child
Please find the Mental Health helplines available below:
- Place2be: https://www.place2be.org.uk/
- St Johns offer Mental Health First Aid training: https://www.sja.org.uk/courses/workplace-mental-health-first-aid/
- Stem4: https://stem4.org.uk/
- NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/
- Cognus LB Sutton: https://www.cognus.org.uk/
- Papyurs: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
- Lily Jo Project: https://www.thelilyjoproject.com/
- Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/
- Charlie Waller: https://charliewaller.org/
Please find our book recommendations below:
Can we Talk About Consent - Justin Hancock
Can We Talk About Consent? breaks down the basics of how to give and get consent in every aspect of life for readers aged 14 years and older.
The Nutrition Guru - Tina Lond-Caulk
The goal of the Nutrition Guru is to help shape the health, wellbeing and self-esteem of current and future generations, through motivational workshops and talks in schools nationwide - and now with this self-help manual.
You Don't Understand Me - Dr Tara Porter
Tara Porter's emphathetic, highly expert approach can guide you through these years. For parents, this book provides an insight into what their daughter is experiencing.
Failosophy - Elizabeth Day
In Failosophy, Elizabeth Day brings together all the lessons she has learned, from conversations with the guests on her award-winning How to Fail podcast, from stories shared with her by readers and listeners, and from her own life, and distils them into seven principles of failure.
Support for trauma
- https://beaconhouse.org.uk/specialist-clinics/child-and-family-trauma-clinic/ Clinic that works with complicated trauma but may be able to signpost
Support for Child Bereavement
Coping with Self Harm Brochure (pdf, 547 KB)
Supporting Your Child - A Guide for Parents (pdf, 3.57 MB)