The Salesian Academy of St John Bosco

Pastoral Care & Communication

The pastoral care of our pupils is the responsibility of every member of staff as we value the uniqueness of everyone. Don Bosco said, 'it is not enough for every child to be loved, they must know that they are loved' we aim to embody this in our interactions and through our strong pastoral care curriculum.

The Pastoral Leader has overall responsibility for the pupils in their Year group.

Pastoral Leader Year 7 and 8

Mrs J Moran 

Pastoral Leader
Years 9

Miss H Pruden 

Pastoral Leader Years 10 and 11

Mrs H Shiels 

Form Tutors are responsible for helping children settle in and make a smooth start to life at the academy. They meet with their groups daily. This provides them with time to closely monitor every child’s progress and welfare. The Form Tutor plays a vital role in each pupils’ integration and development through school and as such is the first point of contact for parents.

During Form Period there is the daily Collective Act of Worship for prayer and reflection, as well as the opportunity to advise pupils on how to get the most out of their learning and to promote the wider social skills needed to be happy and successful in life.

Communication with Parents
It is important that we maintain good communication links during your child’s time at our school.

  • Please telephone school before 8.30am if your child will be absent
  • Please send a written explanation of your child’s absence when he/she returns to school

It is essential that we always have updated information about:

  • A change of family address
  • A change of telephone number
  • A change of emergency contact numbers
  • Names of parents/legal guardians

If there are any changes to this information the school office must be informed in writing via email: -