IT IS PART OF THE BURNAGE PHILOSOPHY THAT A CHILD WILL NOT DEVELOP TO HIS FULL POTENTIAL UNLESS HE IS HAPPY AND SETTLED IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.
The pastoral care system is designed to meet the needs of all the students in the school.
The pastoral programme developed at Burnage Academy has been published nationally and is widely used in this country and abroad. In this programme each student follows a course in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHRE) which focuses on developing the ability to work co-operatively with others, on learning how to make responsible and informed decisions, and on promoting the development of personal qualities, confidence and self-esteem.
Particular care is taken in selecting students for their new form groups when they join us from junior school, and wherever possible close friends are placed together. This provides continuity and stability at a time when many students are anxious about their move to high school. We have also established a smaller class of 20 students who have been identified as needing additional support. The school has a pastoral programme which is part of the formal curriculum of the school.
Form Tutors in each year are linked to a Head of House who in turn is responsible to a member of the Leadership Group. The Form Tutor for each student will keep in close contact with parents and with the Head of House in monitoring the academic progress and social development of each student.
The school is divided into four Houses on a vertical basis – Oak, Ash, Rowan and Maple.
Each House has students from Years 7 - 11. Each student is allocated to a Form, within each House which is run by a Head of House.