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Pastoral care at ISM care falls into the remit of a web of staff overseen by the Heads and deputies. Form tutors liaise with coordinators and other relevant staff to catch pupils who might otherwise have fallen through the net. In some cases older pupils might be mentors. The Student Government in Primary and Student Council and Head Boy and Girl and their deputies in the Secondary section also take pride in looking after the younger pupils. Additionally the house system facilitates the integration and communication between older and younger pupils, who know who to go to get advice and help. Activities outside the classroom such as the Maths and Reading clubs and the school Musical are additional ways in which students develop their abilities and also feel supported.
ISM prides itself in being available to parents, who can phone or email the Heads or teachers directly. We are approachable, with an open door policy for the children under our care. Specialised counselling and support is also available if necessary within the school. When discussing future studies, the Head takes an interest in discussing options with the students, quite apart from the support given by the Head of Sixth Form and KS5 tutors, who help with the Personal Statement and UCAS application process.
Above all we want our students to be happy, to want to come to school and appreciate what the teachers and leaders are doing for them, for their own benefit. Therefore our priority is to maintain this happy, stimulating, creative, nurturing and supportive setting, which generations of older students give testimony to.