We have carefully structured our staffing and roles so that we can ensure every child is well known and supported through school. Each student is allocated to a Form which is within a Year Group. The Form Tutor is the person centrally involved in monitoring academic progress and students' needs. They also deliver aspects of our Personal, Social and Health Education programme (PSHE). The Form Tutor's work is overseen by a Head of Year who in turn is supported by a Pastoral Support Officer.
This team works together to oversee and plan for the needs of individuals. They are joined by other staff, such as SENCO as our 'Intervention Team'. This team systematically ensures all students' needs are carefully considered and progress is tracked. Our Pupil Premium lead ensures careful tracking of this group too.
We carefully support students with particular needs, valuing the least able and the most able alike. This is reflected in a very wide range of 'Special Needs' provision from traditional intensive help for those with reading difficulties to specific help for those with a particular problem. Oldbury Wells has additional provision from the County Council to enable it to provide for children who would find difficulty in coping with a normal mainstream school if they did not have in-class support from our team of Teaching Assistants (TAs). Most important to us is a belief that all students can succeed and that it is all of our responsibilities to help that to happen.
Our SENCO is Jamie White (also Designated Safeguarding Lead), our Pupil Premium lead is Bruce Brown. They work as part of the Intervention Team who track and support groups of students with particular needs such as students on low income and students with medical needs.