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National Award for Pastoral Care

We are the winners!


The school’s focus on wellbeing was recognised with a national award this week at the first online award ceremony for the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education. The school was nominated in the Pastoral Development of the Year category.


The Harmony Project, which saw a group of Year 10 students working with Pastoral Leader, Anneliese Walker on a project involving lantern making at Number 6 studio gallery in Pateley Bridge and Llama trekking with Nidderdale Llamas was recognised as a unique and innovative way of supporting young people.


The aims of the project were to enable young people to experience the enjoyment of working confidently and collaboratively with others; to offer and receive kindness and understanding; to make future plans together and not be influenced by difficulties in the past.


Headteacher Kath Jordan said, ‘I am so proud of the work that all of the pastoral team do in school, led by Ms Walker. This project was inspired by the students themselves and was devised by Ms Walker to take them beyond their usual experience to find common ground together.  We were delighted just to be selected as finalists for this national award. To be announced as the winners is fantastic news and well deserved recognition of the incredible work that the pastoral team do to support all of our young people.’