At the heart of learning is the well-being of our girls. We strongly believe that pastoral care is an important element of teaching and learning at all stages of a girls’ development.
The fundamental principle which underlies all that we strive to achieve in the pastoral programme is to know and understand our girls well and thereby encourage and aid their growth and development towards adulthood.
Great emphasis is placed on the Home-School partnership, allowing us to strive towards the best possible outcomes for all of our girls. Whilst all staff play a key role, within the pastoral system the Form Tutor and Head of Year are the main point of contact for parents during a girl's school career. They monitor a girl's academic, personal and social progress within the school and are overseen by the Deputy Head, Pastoral.
At WGHS we believe that the creation and maintenance of a caring community meets the needs of all our girls so that they can achieve success and become responsible citizens. The girls have a strong sense of right and wrong and these positive values are developed during Assemblies, Form time and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education lessons (PSHEE). The comprehensive PSHEE programme within the timetable aims to develop values and a sound spiritual and moral code for the girls.
We place great value upon the link between girls' emotional well-being and their potential for achievement. We strive to develop a sense of pride in our girls, not only in their academic achievement but also their appearance and their place in society.
Deputy Head (Pastoral)
Mrs Sarah Loftus
Head of Year 7
Mrs Jenny Rees
Assistant Head of Year 7
Miss Emily Duckitt
Head of Year 8
Mrs Kelly Lindley
Head of Year 9
Mrs Emma Critch
Head of Year 10 and 11
Mrs Dee North (Mr Rob Tribe covering)
Assistant Head of Year 10 and 11
Mrs Shirley Oldale (Mrs Jo Baldwin covering)
Director of Sixth Form
Dr Joanna Rhodes
Assistant Head of Sixth Form
Dr Jonathan Korosi
“Pupils enjoy a happy school environment in which their personal development is outstanding” ISI Inspection Report 2012