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Welcome pupils and parents to Year 7. Pride, Passion and Performance, the mantra of our school, inspires me as I take on the role to support our pupils through their first year at the school.
I am filled with pride to be given the privileged position of Co-ordinator of Learning and Well Being and I will cherish the opportunity to be part of the journey of each and every pupil alongside their tutors and teachers.
Our collective goal is to help pupils to achieve their dreams and for me, the passion to enrich young lives, but also nurture those who need extra support to help them progress, is why I joined the teaching profession. Passion and pride are vital attributes to drive the performance of every student but I also wish to encourage them to see that the school and the wider community can influence their lives in an inspirational way.
A student’s years at school should be enjoyable, enriching and enable them to look forward to the future.
With my support, I hope to ensure that each and every student in Year 7 begin their Budehaven journey with a clear vision of where they want to go next to broaden their horizons.
The pastoral structure at Budehaven is based on year groups. Each year group has six or seven tutor groups of approximately thirty students and is led by a Coordinator of Learning and Personal Well-Being (often referred to as ‘CoLs’).
A key focus of the role of CoLs is to work with form tutors to monitor the progress of students and to help ensure they achieve their target grades based on their prior attainment. Therefore, working closely with Leaders of Learning and subject teachers, CoLs organise mentoring and other intervention strategies that help support students make progress.
The other main aspect of the role of the CoL, is the ‘personal well-being’ of the students in their year group. In addition to their tutor and CoL, pastoral support is provided for students by a Pastoral Support Assistant (PSA). Each year group has a PSA attached to it. The PSAs are located in the Pastoral Support Base (A20) and students can go there if they have a concern or problem.
Sarah Van Der Linden
Pastoral Team and Headstart Manager
Pastoral Leader - Transition
Pastoral Leader - Attendance
Pastoral Leader - Behaviour
Pastoral Leader - Student Welfare