Sir John Leman High School is very proud of the exceptionally high quality care that it offers to all its students, whatever academic year they are in.
We have a very highly skilled pastoral team offering a broad range of support for all our students, whatever their needs may be. We recognize that a contented and secure learner is a successful learner. We also recognize that every student is unique and therefore we pride ourselves in our knowledge of the individual. However we also recognize and promote the need to feel part of the whole school community.
Success and recognition of success is at the heart of our pastoral care. Students are rewarded for a wide range of reasons, ranging from academic success, attendance, contribution to extra curricular activities that the school offers and contributions to the local community.
Although Sir John Leman is a large school, each individual year group has their own reserved year areas, where they can eat and socialise, or they can mix with other year groups in other communal areas.
Years 7 and 8 fall under the direction of The Director of Lower School who oversees their pastoral and academic well being. The Director is supported by one full time Year Manager and a Behaviour Support Co-ordinator who support students by ensuring that their pastoral needs are met.
Years 9, 10 and 11 fall under the direction of a The Director of Upper School who is also supported by three full time Year Managers.
We consider that the relationship between the learner, parent and school is crucial. To encourage this, all parents and students are given the facility to check the learner's academic progress, as well as attendance, behaviour and rewards online.
There are a great deal of extra curricular activities offered to each year group and the school is very fortunate to have it's own sports centre on site, where students can participate in a variety of sports and leisure activities.
Sir John Leman High School is proud to be part of the Young Carers initiative to support Young Carers in schools. We have received our Bronze award and currently working towards the silver award. Helen Bright is Sir John Leman's link worker at Young Carers.
Mr D Cable (Year Manager & Year 6 Transition) is the Young Carers lead link in school and if anyone has any questions or queries regarding Young Carers, then please get in touch.
Ms Gurney - Headteacher
Mrs Francis - Deputy Head, Director Lower School (Years 7 & 8)
Mr Slater - Deputy Head, Director Upper School (Years 9, 10 &11)
Mr Cable - Year 7/8 Year Manager, Year 6 Transition
Miss Skinner - Year 9 Year Manager
Mrs Sayer - Year 10 Year Manager
Mr H Taylor - Year 11 Year Manager
Mrs L Nabarro, Behaviour Support Co-ordinator
Mrs Guttridge - Academic Mentor (Years 7 & 8)
Miss A Debenham - Academic Mentor (Years 9, 10 & 11)
Mrs Silvers - Director Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
Mr Gorbould - Senior Co-ordinator of Sixth Form, Online Safety Lead
Mrs S Thompson - Deputy Co-Ordinator of Sixth Form
All the above can be contacted via the school telephone number 01502 713223
General information, advice and support:
Well-being and mental health:
http://www.stem4.org.uk/calmharm/ CalmHarm: a positive, supportive app to support young people who self-harm and give them strategies to help.