Within The John Wallis Church of England Academy, there is a very strong support network in place to address the varying needs of the students.
The Primary phase in the Academy has a very experienced team where pastoral care is at the heart of the Christian ethos of the Academy. We are working closely with parents and pupils, building relationships from the moment that the pupils join the Academy to prepare them for their journey from Early Years right through to Sixth Form.
Secondary students are divided into horizontal Tutor Groups within each Year group. Each Tutor Group meet daily from 10.30am to 10.55am (Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form) or 10.50am to 11.15am (Years 7, 8 and 9). Tutors are led by a Year Leader and an Assistant Principal who are supported by a Learning Mentor and a Pastoral Support Manager.
Voluntary Morning Prayer is held every Wednesday at 8.10 am in the Chapel for Secondary students consisting of a short service of prayers and Bible readings to start the day.
Across the whole Academy, the Senior Leadership Team, an Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapists are available to ensure that the needs of all pupils and students are being addressed and met. Regular meetings are held with parents, pupils and students to develop strategies and to assist our pupils and students who are finding difficulty in any area of Academy life.
These are non-teaching members of staff who are available throughout the school day as needs arise.
Parents and carers can contact their respective Year Team through the main switchboard or relevant Year Group email address.