Student Wellbeing

We are fully committed to the well-being of our students. Students have access to mentoring, peer mediation, peer tutoring and many more. We also engage with external agencies such as counsellors, the school nurse and targeted youth support. Our Students Services team play a crucial role as do the year group pastoral teams to ensure pastoral care is a priority and a strength at Waldegrave.

Students are supported by their tutor who sees them at the start of morning and afternoon lessons each day.  Students generally stay with the same tutor from year 7 to year 11.  Tutors can be contacted by putting a note in the student planners or via the info@waldegrave.org.uk address.  Each year group is led by an experienced Head of Year:

Year 7 – Ms Larsson (acting Head of Year)
Year 8 – Mr Chapman
Year 9 – Mrs Bashford-Hynes
Year 10 – Ms Pugh (acting Head of Year)
Year 11 – Mr Greaves 
Year 12 - Mr Bannister
Year 13 -  Ms Shearman

Leadership Team members are linked with each year, parents should contact the tutor in the first instance or the Head of Year for more pressing matters. 

Leadership team link staff

Year 7 – Mrs Dhir
Year 8 – Ms Moore
Year 9 – Mr Isted
Year 10 – Ms Mr Sharp
Year 11 – Ms Offord
Year 13 - Ms Shearman
Year 12 - Ms Shearman

The School Nursing Teams

The School Nursing Teams across Hounslow and Richmond are available for parents/ carers and young people to inform them of their service, of health information, of the NCMP, immunisation programmes etc. Waldegrave School has a school nurse who visits weekly and can see students by either appointment or in her open drop-in sesssions on a wide range of matters including health worries and general wellbeing. Student services and Heads of Year can refer students for a meeting with the nurse at any time.

Counselling

Julia Hammonds and Sarah Bowers from Relate provide a counselling service to support students on Monday and Thursday mornings. 

We also have 3 internal Counsellors (Mrs Jaloussis, Mrs Moses and Mrs. Evans) who see students by appointment one day a week.

Mentoring

The charity Positive Pete work with us to provide positive mentoring.