Pastoral Care

At John Lyon, every student is seen as an individual, with their own unique talents, abilities and needs.

Our commitment to pastoral care and support, especially our students’ wellbeing, is paramount. Our Sixth Form is built upon a proven system of pastoral care based on small tutor groups, enabling students to receive the close attention and support they may require to thrive. 

A tailored PSCHE programme is delivered by tutors in tutorial sessions and staff as part of the co-curricular programme. It includes topics such as leading a healthy lifestyle, personal finance, safe driving, sex education, drugs and alcohol, physical and online safety, times of transition, dealing with bereavement and emotional wellbeing, with strategies taught for keeping safe at Sixth Form, university and beyond. 

The School also runs a successful peer mentoring programme offering older students the valuable opportunity to support younger members of the School community. Students are trained to be successful mentors with a focus on listening, communication skills, values, boundaries, confidentiality and keeping safe. 

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