Student welfare is managed through our Pastoral System. Each student will have a personal Tutor who acts as the first point of contact in issues relating to student wellbeing. The Tutor will be supported by the Head of Year who will take full responsibility for students in his or her care. A wide range of agencies will be used to provide support and guidance in a variety of student welfare issues. The Learning and Inclusion Department will offer mentoring, counselling, literacy and numeracy support as well as a range of personalised programmes.
There are several trained First Aiders who are on-call for our students care and advice.
Safeguarding policies and practices comply with all national requirements with Mr Phil Bennett as the named Safeguarding Officer. You can view key policies for the Trust here: Key Trust Policies
Parents will be expected to comply with all national regulations regarding student attendance and punctuality. Absences must be reported on a daily basis to the school office via email firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to the top
Help is available for parents on certain benefits. You can get free school meals by registering with your local council. If you have been registered at any point in the last 6 years then you will be eligible for help with the cost of music tuition, trips and other extra curricular activities. Registering also helps the school get more funding. Some councils also provide help with travel costs, music instrument purchase and the cost of school uniforms.
You can find out how to register with local councils in our area here:
or you can contact the school office.Back to the top
ARC (Additionally Resourced Centre)
For ARC at Twyford CofE High School, students must have an EHC in place. This needs to be for either ASD or SpLD and another need.
As inclusion in the mainstream school is part of the package they must be able to be included in the mainstream for 50% of their day. They should be able to access a secondary curriculum and only have mild learning difficulties. As many students have mental health or anxiety needs, children with severely challenging behaviour cannot be accommodated.
Full details can be found in the SEN Report here.Back to the top