The Pastoral Team

Outstanding pastoral support contributes to the happiness of Bradford Grammar School pupils, creating a positive, friendly atmosphere for all. The team includes teaching colleagues, Heads of Year, Counsellors and Nurses.

For Parents

The pastoral needs of all pupils are met throughout their education at BGS. Every pupil has a Form Tutor with whom he or she has daily contact. There are slightly different arrangements for the Junior and Senior Schools.

In the Junior School we work closely with parents to ensure each child receives the best possible pastoral care during their time at BGS. From making friends in the classroom to participating in clubs and activities, our team of Form Teachers and School Nurses work together to promote our pupils’ happiness and progress.

In the Senior School, Heads of Year oversee and support Form Tutors. They work with the School Nurses, School Counsellors and Learning Support Department to ensure that the needs of each individual pupil are met.

The Assistant Head (Pastoral) has overall responsibility for the team and for pupil welfare generally within the Senior School. Alongside this team of staff, our own pupils contribute significantly to pastoral care through our Sixth Form mentoring scheme, Student Voice councils and our Council Against Bullying.

The Senior School Pastoral Team

Jane Chapman
Jane ChapmanAssistant Head (Pastoral)
 
Julian Reed-Purvis
Julian Reed-PurvisHead of Year 13
 
Ross McOwen
Ross McOwenHead of Year 12
 
Kate Wilde
Kate WildeHead of Year 9, Senior Pastoral Leader
 
Emma Tomlinson
Emma TomlinsonHead of Year 7
 
Sally Martindale
Sally MartindaleSchool Nurse
 
Louise Croudson
Louise CroudsonLearning Support
 
Jo Rutter
Jo RutterSchool Counsellor
 
Suzy Palmer
Suzy PalmerHead of Learning Support
 
Angela Hicks
Angela HicksHead of Year 8
 
Carrie Kajda
Carrie KajdaSchool Nurse
 
Elizabeth Greaves
Elizabeth GreavesHead of Year 10
 
Mark Thompson
Mark ThompsonHead of Year 11, Senior Pastoral Leader

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Junior School

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An education at BGS offers inspiration to enrich the mind, body and spirit, which fundamentally changes lives for the better

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Sixth Form

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