Students at West Kirby Grammar School are well cared for by a dedicated pastoral support team. Their primary needs are met on a daily basis by the form tutor, but a Head of Year also monitors progress and is there to offer support when required. Our Wellbeing Manager and Learning Mentor also support the pastoral team. The pastoral team make it a priority to get to know girls individually and to support with academic progress and provide emotional support when required. This begins during transitional visits at students’ primary schools and a handover of information occurs when a student moves up to a new Head of Year.
The Year 7 students are integrated into life at West Kirby Grammar School through the help of Year 8 Buddies and Jigsaw Reps who are specially trained Sixth Form students whose job is to ensure everyone is welcomed, engaged in lunchtime activities and supported if any difficulties arise. Settling into a new school can often be a worry, but we do all we can to alleviate any concerns during our induction day and in the first few weeks in September.