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School based pastoral support for pupils

When you arrive at Olchfa, you are placed in a tutor group with other pupils from your year. At the beginning of the school day you join your tutor group in the classroom or in one of the assembly halls for a year group activity. Your tutor is your first point of contact for any concerns that you have, wellbeing or otherwise. Maintaining regular routines wherever possible, such as attending school and lessons, whilst working towards managing emotional health and wellbeing is key. Olchfa offers a range of services to help pupils develop positive emotional health and wellbeing and to support those experiencing emotional health issues. 

Support is available from a number of areas within a school:

  • Form Tutors, Learning Leaders and Pastoral Guidance Workers are best placed to discuss any issues. Many things can cause a change in emotional health including traumatic events (e.g. loss or separation, life changes, abuse, domestic violence or bullying).

  • Health and Wellbeing teachers have a good overview of emotional health and wellbeing and teach iThrive to all Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils.

  • Mr Charles leads on pupil emotional health and wellbeing across school and is always keen to support in any way possible.


Learning Leader

Pastoral Guidance Worker


Mr Dave Thomas

Mrs Petra Lelou


Ms Ainsley Rees

Mr Matt Hampson


Mrs Rhian John

Mr Matt Robbins


Mr Craig Reeves

Mrs Nicola Jenkins


Mrs Caryl Warlow

Mrs Rachael Carlson


Mr Matthew Jones

Mrs Angharad Richards


Ms Rachel Lent

Mrs Charlotte Thomas