The pastoral care offered to our students at Thomas Tallis School is designed to support them in becoming independent, enquiring and creative young people, enabling them to understand the world they will inherit so that they can change it for the better. We aim to provide a personalised learning experience for our young people that responds to each person's needs, talents and interests.
Our experienced and talented pastoral teams play a central role in supporting every student's social and academic development.
Students have a tutor and tutor group who they see every day and who form their immediate family in school. Each year group has a Pastoral and Deputy Pastoral Leader whose role is to coordinate the activities of the group, support the tutor team and take responsibility for the welfare of group members.
There are lots of opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and take part in the school's decision-making processes. We have an active School Council with representatives from each year group. A rich and diverse curriculum offer and a wide range of extra-curricular activities hopefully ensures that everyone can find something in which to excel.
If you have any concerns about your child's experience of school, please contact the relevant pastoral or deputy pastoral leader who will support you.
Year 7: Ms Jo Rawlings
Year 8: Ms Sharon Gallagher
Year 9: Mr Mickael Brunoir
Year 10: Ms Michelle Dedman
Year 11: Ms Lucy Pollitt
POST 16 TEAM:
Assistant Head (Post 16): Jon Bradshaw
Head of Year 12: Ms Heather Odd
Deputy Head of Year 12: Mr Tim Young
Joint Heads of Year 13: Ms Fiona Lumsden & Ms Louise Astill
Post 16 Destinations Team:
Ms Oonagh McGowan (Co-ordinator)
Mr Sam Wilks (UCAS)
Mr Sam Kiff (Visual & Media Arts)
Mr Martin McCarrick (Performing Arts)