Student support mechanisms in Years 9 to 11 ensure that our students receive appropriate academic (Curriculum) and non-academic (Pastoral) support as well as appropriate guidance with their progression plans (e.g. option choices in Year 9 and post-16 plans).


Curriculum Support

The Curriculum Team includes:

  • James Andriot (Acting Head of School)
  • Ruth Platts (Assistant Headteacher: Achievement & Progress)
  • Gayle Scott (Associate Assistant Headteacher)
  • Michelle van den Berg (Curriculum Adviser)
  • Rebecca Ruddick (Curriculum Adviser)
  • Joanne Smeatom (Curriculum Team Support)

The Curriculum Team is responsible for ensuring students are guided onto appropriate courses and supported throughout to reach their potential. The Curriculum Team provides support for progression such as option choices in Year 9 and post-16 plans. Contact phone number: 01434 610312


Pastoral Support

At QEHS we take supporting your wellbeing very seriously. If you have any worries or concerns about you or someone you know, there are people who you can talk to and will listen. If you do feel you or someone you know is unsafe or may be involved in risk-taking behaviour which could be harmful please talk to someone in the Pastoral Office. Mrs Harris (Senior Deputy Headteacher) is the designated safeguarding lead in school and Mr Brown (Pastoral Leader for the Sixth Form) is the deputy safeguarding lead.  Any issues will be discussed with them and they will support you. They will always discuss with you any actions that they need to take to follow up your concerns. 

If you are concerned about anything at all please talk to your Pastoral Leader or to a Mentor. Just call into the Office, or you can discuss issues with your Tutor as well. Please remember the Pastoral Team, which includes your Tutors, are here to support you. No issue will be regarded as not important and there will always be someone to talk to.  

The key staff for looking after your wellbeing are:

Pastoral Leaders:

  • Year 9 - Miss Elliott
  • Year 10 - Miss Briggs
  • Year 11 - Mr Main

and the Pastoral Mentors (make an appointment with the Mentors if you need one):

  • Libby Herbertson
  • Karen Turnbull

The Pastoral Team also includes:

  • Diane Harris (Senior Deputy Headteacher)
  • Dave Todd (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Emerson Brown (Pastoral Leader for Years 12 & 13)
  • Steve Wilson (Learning Mentor for Years 12 & 13)
  • Jen Ballantyne (Pastoral Team Support)

The Pastoral Team is concerned with the emotional support, care and guidance of young people and their general wellbeing as well as all attendance and behaviour issues. Contact phone number: 01434 610323

Student Wellbeing

Our last Year 11 and Year 13 Wellbeing Evening was held on Wednesday 11 January 2017. The PowerPoint presentation from the evening along with resources and information are available below.