One of the foundation stones for West Hill’s reputation, ethos and success is its strong pastoral structure. It is essentially a traditional system which has developed and changed over many years to become the strong, motivated and successful organisation which today is responsible for the welfare of the boys at West Hill School.
Our pastoral system is organised in age groups years 7 to 11. On entry to West Hill, every pupil is assigned to a Tutor groups which will, in most cases, be his social group for his entire stay at the school. Each Tutor group is lead by a Form Tutor who is always the first point of contact if there are any concerns, worries or other issues.
In each year group there are 6 Tutor Groups lead by a Head of Year who is ultimately responsible for the well being of every individual within that year group. The Heads of Year and Form Tutors within the two key stages, are supported and assisted by Behaviour Mentors; one for Key stage 3 and one for key stage 4. Their primary role is to address the immediate behaviour and care related issues which occur within the working day.
The whole pastoral system is directed and guided by a Deputy Head who has prime responsibility for pupil welfare.