Pastoral Care

Pastoral support is at the heart of everything we do at Glebe Farm School. It is all about getting to know and understand the needs of every student – no student at Glebe Farm is anonymous! Support for students will be provided by Crew Leads, our Special Educational Needs team, Heads and Assistant Heads of Year, Teaching Assistants, Inclusion Assistants and Pastoral Mentors, as well of course, by all teaching staff. Some students may also receive support form professionals from outside of Glebe Farm School community and we facilitate this support as far as possible.

Students gain house points for completing work to a high standard or by going ‘above and beyond’ in displaying Glebe Farm School core values of Integrity, Responsibility, Endeavour, Bravery and Empathy. House points can also be won through participating and succeeding in house challenges and competitions.

All students and members of staff are allocated to one of our five houses –

  • Khan (Tessa Khan) – advocate for social justice and human rights.
  • Blyth (James Blyth) – successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who has made significant contributions to the renewable energy sector. 
  • Thunberg (Great Thunberg) – Environmental activist, rose to prominence for her activism surrounding climate change.
  • Attenborough (Sir David Attenborough) – world-renowned naturalist, broadcaster, and environmentalist.  Attenborough has brough the wonders of the natural world into the homes of millions. 

From Year 7 your son or daughter will be issued with a timetable that they will carry in their blazer pocket at all times. Homework will be communicated through Class Charts, and you will also be able to clearly monitor progress with homework tasks against the deadlines.

There has been a lot of recent research about banning mobile phones in school and the research seems to suggest that it has a positive impact of students’ attainment. We aim to take the pressure off students at social times, allowing them to talk to and socialise with their peers, giving them a well-earned break from screen time. It is important that you are aware that students will be required to either not bring phones to school or have them switched off and in their bag or locker for the duration of the school day. If phones are switched on or seen during the school day, then they will be confiscated. We appreciate and understand it is reassuring that children have a means of communication, particularly if they travel to school independently and we want to make sure you can contact your child if needs be. We will deliver any relevant messages to your child during the school day or vice versa, we will contact you if there is an urgent need.