Possible changes to our pastoral structure
What is a pastoral structure?
It is the way a school organises itself to meet the social and academic needs of students to ensure personal development and an overall feeling of wellbeing.
What are the different types of pastoral structure?
Secondary schools organise themselves in different ways for the purposes of pastoral organisation. These can be characterised as either a Year Group or Vertical (House) structure, depending on whether a Year or House system has been adopted. The most common and popular approach for secondary schools to organise pastoral care is based on Year Groups in which Heads of Year have overall responsibility for students in one age‐group. Since 2006 Brixham College has operated a Vertical system with four Houses. However, discussions have taken place within our staff body about whether it is time to change and adopt a Year Group structure.