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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Pastoral Care

Care, Guidance and Support

We pride ourselves on our outstanding pastoral care throughout the school.   The following services ensure that your daughter is well cared for:

Form Tutor – every student is in a form group with a tutor who will stay with them throughout their time at the school.   The Form Tutor is the first point of contact for parents and someone who will know your daughter very well both emotionally and academically.

Year Co-ordinator – they will oversee all the students within a Year Group to ensure that they are able to progress as well, if not better, than expected.   They oversee all aspects of care, guidance and support within their year group.

Student Support Services:

  • Medical facilities and support – We are very privileged to have a well-equipped medical room.   In case of medical emergency we have a large team of trained first aiders on call.   We also have an attached nurse from the Sutton Nursing Service in school one day each week to help educate the students about their health and wellbeing and for support with medical issues.
  • School Counsellor – Via referral from the Heads of Year, the Counsellor will provide emotional support and guidance for students with tier 2 specific social and emotional needs.  Please click here for details of the Counselling Service at WHSG.
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) – Via referral from the Heads of Year, the ELSA will provide support for students with tier 1 social and emotional needs.   This may be small group or individual support.
  • Data and Attendance Assistant – has responsibility for monitoring attendance and punctuality and supporting parents in maintaining excellence in these areas.
  • Student Support Assistant – has responsibility for supporting students who may need additional input to access the curriculum, due to a special educational need or social difficulties for example.  

Parents’ Information Evenings – will  be held at the start of the year to highlight important information for that academic year.  

Form Tutor Evenings – will be held in the Autumn Term, for you to meet your daughter’s Form Tutor and discuss how well she has settled into school life at Wallington.  

Parents’ Evenings – during the year you will have a Parents’ Evening, where you will be able to discuss your daughter’s progress with her teachers.

Child Protection

What to do if you think a child is being abused

Kindly refer to the GLT Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy - please click here to access

Storing and Administering Medications for Students

If you wish us to store prescription medicine for your daughter in the medical room please click on the form below to download a copy.  The form should be completed in full and brought into school with the medication and handed in at reception. 

Please note that for epi-pens and inhalers, these will be returned to you for disposal when the expiry date has passed and you will be required to complete a new form to accompany the new medication.

Parental Permission to Store and Administer Medications

If your Daughter Sustains a Head Injury at School

If your daughter comes to the first aid room with a head injury which does not require her being sent home, she will be given a letter to bring home which will explain the nature of the injury.  Please click on the link below for advice from the NHS.

NHS Head Injury Advice