Pastoral Care

Pastoral care underpins everything we do

At d’Overbroeck’s, pastoral care is at the heart of everything we do, as indeed it needs to be if we are to achieve our fundamental goal of assuring personal happiness and academic fulfilment for every student. We provide ongoing, tailored support whilst at the same time equipping our students with the self-reliance and resilience to enable them to face the world beyond school with confidence and optimism.


Form Tutors are the first point of contact for parents. Students meet with their Form Tutors twice a day for registration, which provides an opportunity to check homework, have individual discussions with form members and hold special form activities.


The KS3 (Years 7-9) and KS4 (Years 10- 11) Coordinators work with Form Tutors to support the needs of students in their part of the school. They monitor both the academic progress and wellbeing of students and, where needed, provide additional support to help all students achieve their full potential. The Key Stage Coordinators also act on any disciplinary matters that are passed onto them from Form Tutors, and work closely with the Deputy Head Pastoral to ensure students are getting support that allows them to be fully integrated members of our community.


The Deputy Head Pastoral supports Form Tutors, KS Coordinators and other pastoral staff to ensure students get the right support in school. They work with pastoral staff to manage behavioural issues, develop and implement wellbeing strategies and oversee the safeguarding of students. When additional support is needed, referrals can be made to our School Counsellors if appropriate as well as other members of the pastoral team to ensure that the social, emotional and mental health of our students remains a priority.