- Pastoral Care
- Meet our Pastoral Care Team
- What is Pastoral Care at BGSB?
- Safeguarding and Child Protection
- The House System at BGSB
- Healthy Lifestyle at BGSB
- Careers Education and Guidance
- Assemblies Schedule
- Assembly Addresses
- Homework Timetables
- Uniform and Sports Kit
- The School Day
- IRIS Pupil Performance Management
- Beyond the Curriculum
- The Sixth Form at BGSB
- The Henry Bury Society
- School Council
- Learning Resource Centre/Library
- Partnership with Parents
- BBC School Report at Bury Grammar School Boys
- Primary School Liaison
At BGSB we place great emphasis on pastoral care and believe that the boys' health, happiness and safety are essential if they are to flourish, enjoy school, fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to society. We believe that effective pastoral care is about removing the barriers to learning.
We are fully committed to the Every Child Matters agenda and expect all staff to share this commitment. Each boy has a Form Tutor who sees the form twice each day and who has primary responsibility for the boys' welfare, academic progress and personal development.
Form Tutors are supported by Heads of Year who meet weekly with the Deputy Head (Administration and Pastoral) to discuss the welfare of the boys and other issues which may arise. The School Nurse and Health Support Worker provide invaluable assistance and also contribute to the PSHEE programme. Boys may also self-refer to our School Counsellor - sessions are confidential although we encourage boys to inform their parents if they are taking advantage of this service.
As the boys progress through the school, the guidance offered by Form Tutors and Heads of Year is supplemented by the work of our Higher Education and Careers staff.
Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education programme is delivered by designated staff and includes contributions from our Biology Department, nursing staff and external agencies. The programme is geared to what we believe is appropriate to the various stages of a boy's development. Our aim is to help the boys to manage positively the challenges of growing up and to enable them to make a happy and successful transition to adulthood.
Our Pastoral Policy which sets out roles and responsibilities is available in the policies section. The New Parents' Handbook is available in the Publications section.