The College has a fully developed Pastoral Care System providing a secure, caring ethos which supports students’ emotional, academic and social development. The overall pastoral structure is overseen by Mrs Gardiner Vice Principal.
Each form class has its own Form Tutor who is responsible for welfare and discipline in the first instance. These form classes are organised into year groups with a Head of Year who has overall responsibility for all students in that year group.
Year 8 Head of Year – Mr R Jackson
Year 9 Head of Year – Mrs J McCandless
Year 10 Head of Year – Mr D Kelly
Year 11 Head of Year – Mr B Moffett
Year 12 Head of Year – Mrs S Stronge
Year 13/14 Head of Year – Mrs A Keatings-Hunter
Year 8 – 10 are then organised into Junior School, Year 11 – 12 into Senior School and Years 13- 14 into Sixth Form with a Head of each School as follows:
Head of Junior School – Mr P Swann
Head of Senior School – Ms H Ferguson
Teacher in charge of sixth form – Mrs A Keatings-Hunter
The College seeks to support students with special educational needs through individual education plans which are drawn up in consultation with the student, parents/carers and teaching staff. These are monitored and evaluated by the Special Needs Co-ordinator. Classroom assistants work alongside subject teachers to provide individual support for pupils who need it.
Priory has been established as a specialist provider of education for secondary aged students who are on the autistic spectrum. Each student has an individual tailored integration plan, which aims to maximise students’ opportunity to participate in the full and varied curriculum provided by the college.