At the heart of SMCC, our pastoral system supports all students to access their learning and strive to achieve exceptional results regardless of personal circumstances. Through our school values- Ready, Resilient, Respectful - we support, nurture and educate students to be responsible, kind, ambitious contributors to society.
We believe all students should feel safe and happy at school. Every student has a form tutor whom they meet twice each day, is responsible for day-to-day support and is also a first point of contact for parents. Heads of House lead our tutor teams in overseeing pastoral care of students in each house. Tutors and Heads of House are closely supported by our Pastoral Leaders; experienced, non-teaching members of staff available for additional pastoral support and interventions.
As a pastoral team, our aim is to provide an environment where students feel happy, safe and have a strong sense of belonging.
HOUSE SYSTEM & KEY CONTACTS
We have five houses; Eagle, Falcon, Harrier, Kestrel and Osprey. Each student will be part of a semi-vertical mixed form group depending on their school year:
Lower School: Years 7 & 8
Middle School: Years 9 & 10
Upper School: Year 11
Eagle House (Yellow tie)
Head of House Mrs J Foster-Skelton
Lower Eagle 1 Mr S Brown
Lower Eagle 2 Ms G Roberts
Middle Eagle 1 Miss T Overton
Middle Eagle 2 Mr N Hedges
Upper Eagle Mr D Piper
Falcon House (Green tie)
Head of House Mr D Hague
Lower Falcon 1 Mr V Clooney
Lower Falcon 2 Miss S Setherton
Middle Falcon 1 Mr C Orr
Middle Falcon 2 Miss N Wicks
Upper Falcon Mrs C Davey
Harrier House (Red tie)
Head of House Miss A Hunter
Lower Harrier 1 Mr P Nutkins
Lower Harrier 2 Mrs S Partridge
Middle Harrier 1 Mrs B Selenati
Middle Harrier 2 Miss A Timms
Upper Harrier Miss S White
Kestrel House (Blue tie)
Head of House Mr I Jones
Lower Kestrel 1 Mr P Rogers
Lower Kestrel 2 vacancy - contact HoH
Middle Kestrel 1 Mrs T Isaactzen
Middle Kestrel 2 Miss S Windeatt
Upper Kestrel Mrs C Beesly
Osprey House (White tie)
Head of House Mrs L Southworth
Lower Osprey 1 Miss H Reed
Lower Osprey 2 Mrs K Noseda
Middle Osprey 1 Mrs S Redwood
Middle Osprey 2 Mr J O'Sullivan
Upper Osprey Mr G Godwin
Lower School: Mrs F Passmore
Middle School: Mrs J Barnes
Upper School: Mrs R Horsnell
Throughout the year a huge variety of House Competitions are held between the houses, adding to our sense of community and nurturing a friendly competitive spirit. Competitions range from Rounders to Photography, and from Chess to Singing; there really is something for everyone! House T-Shirts may be worn at House events and can be purchased from the School Gateway.
The winners of the 2022-23 House Shield were Kestrel House and since all scores are reset to zero in September, it’s all to play for this year!
House Ties can be earned as students move from Lower School to Middle School (Year 8 into 9) and are awarded to students who show exceptional commitment to school values through low numbers of behaviour points, recommendations from staff and good attendance.
Prefects, Senior Students and House Captains are appointed in Year 11. Our prefects and Senior Students work closely with the school leadership team to support school values, school development and extracurricular events. House Captains work with our Heads of House to organise charity fund-raising events, sports events and inter-house competitions throughout the year.
We are committed to minimising and eradicating bullying from our school. Our updated Anti Bullying Strategy has been compiled in consultation with staff, students, parents and governors and can be found here.
Reported incidents of bullying are taken very seriously. Should you wish to report an incident of bullying please contact your child’s Form Tutor or Pastoral Leader in the first instance. Alternatively, you can report an incident of bullying using the button below.