Pastoral Care

"Pupils know whom to go to with concerns and value the support that the school provides to help keep them safe." - Ofsted, 2016

Ofsted has described our care for students as “outstanding” and we pride ourselves on the fact that we make sure that every child matters.

We have three Key Stage Teams, each dedicated to caring for every situation and any problem that your child may have. We are focused on supporting students academically, emotionally and socially. This is in addition to the support offered by Form Tutors and subject teachers.

Students are constantly challenged in all aspects of school life to advance their ability to become better learners and caring individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential.

PSHCE Curriculum

Alongside our Key Stage and Pastoral Support Teams, we provide a weekly PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education) curriculum delivered by each child's Form Tutor twice a week which further supports students to remain safe and make sensible choices in all aspects of their lives.

Late To School & Detention Policy

A student is late to school if they attend after 8:20am, which is the start of morning registration. Form Tutors will mark student present with a ‘L’ and input the minutes after 8:20am by right-clicking the ‘L’ on the SIMS register. A student who signs in late at reception is then given a lunch time detention for 40 minutes and should attend the Assembly Hall as soon as lunch time begins. Students are responsible for attending their detentions and can check the time and location of any detention on the Pastoral Support Managers board outside their office. If a student misses a lunch time detention by choice then they will be sanctioned further with a Head of Year 1 hour detention after school. If a student misses the HOY detention they may be contacted home if this is a repeat offence and will then miss their break and lunch time for 2 days in the Referral Room. If a student fails to comply with this sanction parents will be contacted by the HOY and informed that they have a 2 hour SLT detention on Friday after school in the canteen. HOY or PSMs will collect students with a poor track record of attending detentions or collect their bag and possessions to deliver to the Deputy Headteacher, Ms. Hernandez. If a student misses an SLT detention then the Assistant Headteacher for their Key Stage will request that they spend an extended day in the Referral Room the following Monday and parents will be contacted by the HOY, PSM or AHT to explain the escalation process and the opportunities that the child had to comply with the Late to School Policy which they have ignored. Students may be set a HOY Detention immediately for instances of the following in school:  Truanting a lesson (in the first instance, then a day in Referral Room).  Break or lunch time Incidents and arguments.  Repeated disruption in lessons.  Repeated uniform/mobile phone policy/confiscated items infractions. *Students will ALWAYS have the chance to get lunch from either the snack shack or Canteen when in a detention over lunchtime

Barnhill school actively supports the Metropolitan police and the local community when called upon. This could include but not limited to supporting the act of random knife arches, bag searches and/or sharing student information when requested.