Pastoral Care

At John Lyon, our commitment to pastoral care and support, especially our students’ wellbeing, is paramount.

The Sixth Form at John Lyon is built upon a proven system of pastoral care based on small tutor groups, enabling students to receive the close attention and support required to thrive in the Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form’s PSCHE programme is delivered by tutors in tutorial sessions and by Sixth Form staff as part of the Co-Curricular Programme. It includes topics such as safe driving, sex education, drug and alcohol use, personal finance, physical and online safety, times of transition, healthy lifestyle, dealing with bereavement and emotional wellbeing, with strategies taught for keeping safe and well in the present, as well as at university and beyond.

Peer Mentoring

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