St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

Pastoral Care

Counselling Service


Each cohort group has a Manager of Learning who is responsible for caring for all of the year group.  In Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 , there are six tutor groups and in Year 10 and Year 11, there are seven tutor groups.  Your son or daughter will be in one of these groups. Each tutor group is headed by a member of staff who your child will see every morning and afternoon during registration and whom your child will be with during assemblies and educational days.


Miss Dougan is our Year 7 Manager of Learning, Mrs Weall is our Year 8 Manager of Learning, Miss Finch is our Year 9 Manager of Learning, Miss Walsh is our Year 10 Manager of Learning and Mrs Horridge is our Year 11 Manager of Learning.


The Form Tutor has a key role to play in monitoring pupils’ welfare, going beyond fostering academic progress. Form Tutors contribute towards the content and delivery of the Pastoral Programme and support the Spiritual Life of the child by attending Year Masses, Liturgies and through involvement in Year Assemblies.  The tutors aim to build up self-confidence in the students and encourage them to mix with new classmates.


Our Assistant Headteacher Mr Singleton works with all of our Managers of Learning and Pastoral Tutors to ensure that your child has the very best of care during their time here at St. Joseph’s.