To ensure the highest possible standards of pastoral care, The Whitby High School operates a year group system. We believe this gives what is a large school (over 1600 students) more of a ‘family feel’. Your child will be assigned to a Form Tutor and they are your first point of contact for day-to-day issues such as uniform, punctuality and equipment. A Progress Leader is responsible for the overall pastoral care of the students in each year group. This includes responsibility for dealing with pupil welfare issues, behavioural issues and academic progress. The Pastoral Leaders are non-teachers and as such, will be more available to respond to calls and emails. If the Form Tutor cannot resolve a particular issue, then the Pastoral Leader should be contacted. There are two Pastoral Directors (one for Years 7 and 8 and one for years 9, 10 and 11) who oversee the work of the Form Tutors and Pastoral Leaders. They are responsible for ensuring the highest standards and consistency across the whole school pastoral system.
In keeping with our school traditions, we maintain our House system. Each student will be placed in a House and will represent them in Interhouse competitions throughout their time in school. We believe the House system gives our students a sense of pride and belonging, as well as healthy competition. Houses are led by staff House Leaders, and supported by student Heads of House and Deputy Heads of House