Pastoral Care

Caring for our pupils is at the heart of all we do at Birkdale. Our pastoral care system values each pupil as an individual and enables them to develop their character and confidence in whatever passions and interests inspire them most.

We believe that such an approach is the key to our pupils becoming successful, balanced and well-rounded young adults who are kind, understanding and motivated to make a positive contribution to the wider world.

Our pastoral care system is underpinned by the school values of respect, humility, integrity, courage and compassion. These values are evident in all areas of school life and pupils are always encouraged to develop and reflect these in their actions, words and treatment of others.

All pupils are supported by an experienced form tutor who pupils see every day. Further support is provided by each Head of Section, who are:

Head of Lower School – Mr Howard Parker

Head of Middle School – Mr Matthew Morton

Director of Sixth Form – Mrs Helen Parsons

This core pastoral team provides the foundation for each pupil’s time at Birkdale and provides them with a warm, caring and supportive environment in which to grow. Further support is offered by our school chaplain, school counsellor and wellbeing coach who each offer specialised support and guidance for individuals as required. The wellbeing and happiness of every pupil is our main priority.

In wider school life, each pupil is allocated to one of four Houses, each named after a former Head. Through the House system, pupils learn the value of working together and contributing to the wider community of Birkdale School. There are plenty of opportunities for each pupil to participate in friendly competition within the school and to take on new challenges as part of their own development within Birkdale.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more about pastoral care at Birkdale.

Mr Phil King – Deputy Head (Pastoral)