Pupils said "They felt bullying in school was rare. They said if any issues emerged, these would be dealt with quicky and effectively by their teachers."
- Ofsted, 2018
At St Philip Howard the Head Teacher is assisted in the planning and delivery of effective pastoral care by an experienced team comprising of the Senior Leadership Team, the individual Heads of Year, SENCO and the Form Tutors.
The Form Tutors represent the primary point of contact at SPH and will deal with the majority of questions or concerns that may arise. For more serious issues, the Head of Year is there to support you and your child, both in terms of their academic progress and for any significant pastoral issues that may arise. You can contact your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year by phone, email, letter or by writing a note in your child’s Planner.
Head of Year 7 – Mrs Urquhart
Head of Year 8 – Mrs Dorsette
Head of Year 9 – Mrs Aitken
Head of Year 10– Mr World
Head of Year 11 / Attendance Officer - Ms Nash
SENCO – Mrs Barber
Each Tutor Group will be assigned to one of the Academy’s Houses: Southwell., Sherwin, Campion, Clitherow and Fisher; and will participate in Year Group assemblies and inter – house events within these groupings, strengthening the links with, and working with all members of the wider SPH community. Each form will undertake a wide variety of House competitions throughout the year, and will participate in supporting charities both locally and world - wide. This charity work is an important part of live at St Philip Howard. Pupils can earn credits, which not only attract personal recognition through the awarding of Credits and the like, but also contribute to each House’s total credits for the year.
Each student spends 15 minutes of every morning with their Form and Form Tutor. An Act of Worship takes place during this period and pupils also take part in an assembly at least once a week. It is extremely important that every child is on time and present at every Form Period, as it is here that their daily attendance is officially registered and where they are given important messages and/ or letters for parents or carers.
They engage in a variety of structured activities during this dedicated Form Time, including a daily ‘Uniform and Equipment’ check which helps ensure that the highest of personal standards are maintained.
The equipment required for school is as follows:-
· School bag
· 2 or more black or blue ball point pens
· Scientific calculator
· 30 cm ruler
· Pencil sharpener
· Coloured pencils
An Act of Worship also takes place during this period and pupils also take part in an assembly at least once a week. It is extremely important that every child is on time and present at every Form Period, as it is here that their daily attendance is officially registered and where they are given important messages and/ or letters for parents or carers.