Student Support

At Foxford we are committed to providing a quality experience for all children, giving them the opportunities to learn alongside a robust care, guidance and support system. 

The pastoral and support teams are passionate about students excelling in all areas of their lives. We have strong systems linking key areas within the school to give our children the best and most appropriate support. 

Each year group has a team of pastoral support including a dedicated Year Leader, Senior Leader and a team of tutors to ensure that our students’ wellbeing is our top priority. In addition to this, Learning Mentors and Teaching Assistants are attached to support learning and become familiar adults within the year group. 

In Years 7-11, students are organised into 7 tutor groups; in Year 11 the team is bolstered to allow for bespoke interventions in preparation for GCSE exams. Each tutor groups meets daily for 4 tutor lessons a week with an assembly on the 5th day; this creates a sense of belonging within the year team.  

The weekly tutor programme consists of: 
2 PSHCE sessions 
Graduation Focus (including attendance and behaviour support) 
Read to Achieve 

From Year 9 onwards, a heavier emphasis is put upon options and planning for the next steps through careers and the #futureme programme. 

The PSHCE key taught strands are 

• Character Education 

• Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing 

• Relationships and Sex Education 

• Online and the Media 

• Rights and Responsibility 

• Finance 

• Staying Safe Online 

• Healthy Lifestyle 

• Living in the Wider World 

THRIVE is the heart of the support we offer for our students. The SENCO and SEND/EAL team, Learning Mentors and behaviour support are all based in THRIVE, ensuring that appropriate and quality support is accessible to all students for when they need it. Provision is planned, appropriate and monitored to ensure that there are good outcomes for each individual. 

The Attendance and Welfare team support young people and their families through challenging times. They are and experienced and dedicated team who always put children first. The team are supported by whole school systems and processes that place Safeguarding at the forefront of life at Foxford. We have a culture where students feel safe to talk to staff, in the knowledge that any concerns are followed up swiftly and robustly. 

At Foxford, we pride ourselves on focusing on each individual as a whole, endeavouring to provide all students with an excellent school experience.