Newport Girls' High School

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Support for all

Head of Sixth Form: Mrs K Griffin
Wellbeing Officer (Sixth Form): Mrs D Martin
Sixth Form Administrator: Mrs A Bailey
Sixth Form Achievement Co-ordinator: Mr O Pointon

NGHS understands that transition into the sixth form can be a demanding process and we are well placed to offer support and guidance.

Our school-based context allows for a strong and supportive pastoral system which provides individualised care and advice throughout the sixth form journey. Students are allocated to one of our three houses with a Form Tutor who they will see daily. This tutor is the first port of call for any academic or pastoral issues that arise. They also support students through many of the stages of the Post 18 process.

Many of our form tutors, our Pastoral Administrator and our Head of Sixth Form also provide UCAS advice and support and can signpost students to a variety of pastoral support services including our school counsellor and external agencies if the need arises. NGHS is also a partner school of the Anna Freud Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, something which we take very seriously.

Sixth Form Achievement Support

Mr O Pointon is our Sixth Form Achievement Coordinator

As the Sixth Form Achievement Coordinator, my role is to ensure that you achieve your fullest academic potential and to prepare you for higher education, work and the wider opportunities that life will bring. I will work closely to monitor your learning, progress and achievement, and ensure that you are always stretched and challenged by yourself and your teachers.

I will also be on hand to not only provide the highest standard of mentoring, but also to guide you towards the support which will be provided by a team of outstanding subject teachers, pastoral and wellbeing experts, and to ensure that your parents and families are also involved in your learning.

Student progress is regularly reviewed through assessment data, forecast grade and conversations with subject teachers, which allows for a bespoke package of intervention and support to be created for all students, allowing for maximum progress and achievement.