The pastoral care and guidance of pupils are the constant concern of every member of the teaching staff.

The fact that their secondary school will be much larger than the primary school they have just left does not mean that pupils will receive any less individual attention here than before as there is a closely-knit pastoral organisation.

On entering, pupils are placed into a form of approximately twenty-eight pupils. Their first point of contact with the staff is their Form Tutor who, in regularly scheduled periods, will be able to help and advise as necessary.  Any cases of special difficulty are referred by the Form Tutor to the Head of Year who works closely with the senior management team.  The Head of Years concern is with the well-being of pupils within the year-group and he or she keeps a watching brief over pupils' academic and social progress.

We also have a fully trained Counsellor from Face to Face who visits Chepstow School;

Mrs K Davies is not a member of the teaching staff and is available to counsel and support pupils independently and individually.

We hope that parents would let us know beforehand of any personal problem a child may have so that any potentially stressful situation can be averted altogether.


Discipline

Chepstow School is very keen to maintain the highest standards of discipline so that children can make the best possible progress in school.  

The school, therefore, operates a system of Positive Discipline which:

  1. recognises and rewards children for good behaviour
  2. imposes strict but fairly applied sanctions on pupils who misbehave.

As always, we look to parents to support the school in its efforts to maintain high standards and this partnership is made clear in the Home School Agreement.  In particular, the school operates after-school detention as a sanction.  We know that this can be inconvenient for parents, as it is your responsibility to arrange transport for children involved in such a detention.  However, we value your support for this very effective sanction.  We must also emphasise that the detention is applied to all pupils who warrant it regardless of whether they live near the school or at a considerable distance from it.

However, at Chepstow School, we recognise that prevention is better than cure. The aim, therefore, is to create conditions which discourage ill-discipline in the first place. Every effort is made to make lessons interesting and purposeful and there is also a system of rewards. This recognises good behaviour, effort and achievement by awarding chip points, issuing certificates and informing parents.  A copy of the full Behaviour and Discipline Policy is available on request.


Bullying

At Chepstow School, we aim to create an atmosphere which is caring and protective, where pupils can learn in a secure and safe environment.

Learning to respect and care for each other is part of that learning process but we do recognise that some bullying may occur.

Bullying affects everyone, not only the victim and bully. It also affects other pupils who may not only witness violence aggression and the distress of the victim but who may also be drawn into the taunting and tormenting of the victim by group pressure and other psychological factors.

We, therefore, investigate any claims of bullying most vigorously and we take immediate action when necessary.  If you suspect that your child is being bullied or is bullying another child, please contact a member of the wellbeing team immediately. 

Further Information

Emotional Health and Wellbeing                      

 

Progress Leaders

Year Leaders

Ms S. Miller
Transition Phase Leader
Mrs C. Evans
Middle School Phase Leader
Mr K. Parkin
Progress and Provision Leader
Mrs N. Back
Progress and Provision Leader
Mr J. Robson
Upper School Phase Leader
Mrs S. Harris
Progress and Provision Leader - Upper School

Form Tutors

Form Tutors

Miss C. Thomas
Form Tutor - 7C
Mrs H. Casterton
Form Tutor - 7H
Mr J. Woodland
Form Tutor - 7E
Mrs E. Wilks
Form Tutor - 7P
Mrs D. Harris
Form Tutor - 8C
Miss L. Brackley
Form Tutor - 8H
Mrs I. Davies
Form Tutor - 8E
Dr P. Perkins
Form Tutor - 8P
Mrs E. Jones
Form Tutor - 8S
Miss R. Tiller
Form Tutor - 9C
Mr M. Pollock
Form Tutor - 9H
Mr M. McGrath
Form Tutor - 9E
Mr J. Dunbar
Form Tutor - 9P
Miss G. James
Form Tutor - 10C
Miss E. Martinez
Form Tutor - 10H
Mr A. Bringhurst
Form Tutor - 10E
Mrs M. Lane
Form Tutor - 10P
Miss A. Bourne
Form Tutor - 10S
Miss R. Thomas
Form Tutor - 11C
Miss E. Williams
Form Tutor - 11C
Mr O. Walsh
Form Tutor - 11H
Mr R. Phillips
Form Tutor - 11E
Mrs L. Lane
Form Tutor - 11P
Mrs Z. Elsmore
Form Tutor - 11P
Miss S. Thomas
Form Tutor - 11S
Mrs S. Giddy
Form Tutor - 12C
Mrs R. Jeffery
Form Tutor - 12H
Mrs K. Parfitt-Ley
Form Tutor - 12E
Mr M. Anthony
Form Tutor - 12P
Miss R. Beech
Form Tutor - 13S
Mr A. Collins
Form Tutor - 13T
Mrs E. Mellen
Form Tutor - 13O
Mrs W. Heath
Form Tutor - 13W
Mrs. K Benjamin
Form Tutor - 13W