Teacher and student

Pastoral Care

The welfare and pastoral support of our students is a key part of the support we are putting in place to ensure they thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Our pastoral team will effectively support student academic performance, personal development, behaviour, attendance, wellbeing and mental health.

Our focus will be on the student as an individual across all aspects and stages of their journeys. This will include:

  • effective transition year 6-7, year 9-10 and year 11 to post-16 destinations
  • rigorous academic monitoring and accountability structures
  • additional support, extensive enrichment activities and exceptional pastoral support
  • a focus on the mental health of students and staff within the school, achieving recognised awards in supporting positive mental health

Our view is that with individual support and timely intervention all students will make good progress. The culture we are establishing is one where our students have high standards and expectations of themselves, others and their academy and where the students fully exercise their responsibilities as well as understand their rights and entitlements. Strong pastoral and academic leadership will ensure each student and each year group have equal value and are respected as individuals.

Adopting a key stage system, our pastoral system will provide students with effective support and a nurturing atmosphere, so they will be able to develop the confidence and strength of character to aspire to achieve their very best. This system will foster community identity, political literacy and leadership development through the roles established within the key stage.

Tutor time will support students to:

  • work as a team-member
  • compete and perform
  • make new friends
  • have additional opportunities for learning through enrichment activities
  • have high expectations of standards of behaviour for themselves and others
  • develop their leadership skills
  • actively engage in EWA’s positive ethos and community
  • improve their study skills
  • increase their knowledge of safeguarding and Prevent

A head of year will lead each year group. This will be a non-teaching member of staff who will work closely with the form tutors who meet with the students on a daily basis. Using non-teaching heads of year will allow these staff to concentrate on the wellbeing of each child and liaise with families. It will also support our staff to concentrate on the delivery of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment as their priority. The heads of year will be outstanding role models for all students, as well as possessing the pastoral expertise necessary to perform their roles. By building strong relationships between home, academy and community we will be able to support students to be the best they can be. They will map out each student’s achievements and be responsible for tracking attendance, behaviour and the Altus Enrichment Programme .

The form tutor will be the first port of call for all things: academic, pastoral and behavioural. They will also lead guided reading and Numeracy Ninjas during tutor time, monitoring progress and relay concerns in relation to literacy and numeracy to the relevant subject leaders. They will also ensure that students are in the correct mindset for lessons and insist on high standards of uniform. Form tutors will check behaviour alerts on the school system for their form and ensure that they deal in the first instance with incidents of poor behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

#WeAreRochdale

We are looking for an outstanding, enthusiastic, and passionate Pastoral Mentor, who is keen to continuously improve the experiences of our students. For more information, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 or email: recruitment.ac.uk. https://t.co/sB5q9PB5lU
@EdgarWoodAc - November 3
At Edgar Wood Academy, it is our mission to ensure that all students achieve the best possible start in their lives and gain the knowledge and skills which will enable them to flourish in later education and adult life. Apply here for September 2022: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/2z8bAMsfSI
@EdgarWoodAc - October 29
The parents of Edgar Wood Academy are really positive about their children’s experience. Applications to apply to EWA close Monday November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJtT2x https://t.co/iluzXt0mo0
@EdgarWoodAc - October 28
In the October 2021 Parent Survey, 100% of parents said they would recommend Edgar Wood Academy to another parent. This is because our staff have an unrelenting commitment to improve and enhance the lives of our students. Find out more and apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/coknbNO4gV
@EdgarWoodAc - October 27
It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback from the parents of Edgar Wood Academy students. The closing date for September 2022 applications is Monday 1st November 2021. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/JK38Fk08Ib
@EdgarWoodAc - October 26
In the latest October 2021 Parent Survey, 100% of parents said their child feels safe at Edgar Wood Academy. It is wonderful to hear such positive feedback. Applications to apply to EWA for September 2022 close November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/J9XVisQNYe
@EdgarWoodAc - October 26
It’s great to hear such positive feedback from our parents and that the students of Edgar Wood Academy are happy and enjoying their studies. Applications to apply to EWA for September 2022 close on November 1st. Apply here: https://t.co/EHthDJLur7 https://t.co/JCgrVvxpHc
@EdgarWoodAc - October 22
Amazing to see so many prospective students and their parents at the second Edgar Wood Academy open evening! Make sure to attend one of Mr Kojder's headteacher presentation to hear about the year ahead! https://t.co/taFDxrYf74
@EdgarWoodAc - October 6
There's still time to register to our open evening tonight at Edgar Wood Academy from 4.30pm-7.30pm. Open evening is a great chance to meet teachers and learn more about the curriculum. To register, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxDlzRH https://t.co/3Kyq7oDhTf
@EdgarWoodAc - October 6
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to open evening at EWA. The next event is Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm–7.30pm. Open evening is a great way to meet teachers and learn more about the curriculum. To register, visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 https://t.co/KrNqAY8XLO
@EdgarWoodAc - October 1
Great to see so many prospective students and their parents at the first Edgar Wood Academy open evening! There's still time to book for the next event on Wednesday 6th October. To book, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxD3Z09 https://t.co/1VkTH18jsl
@EdgarWoodAc - September 29
Great to see year 7 students exploring and experimenting with scientific concepts! It's not too late to book for tonight's open evening, to register please visit: https://t.co/6AcJfhemwD https://t.co/f76QxuW7GY
@EdgarWoodAc - September 29
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to Open events at Edgar Wood Academy. The events are on Wednesday 29th September and Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. To register for this event, please visit: https://t.co/6AcJfgWL83 https://t.co/rokATCCO8W
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
Last Thursday, Edgar Wood students took part in the Rochdale Cross County Championships. We took a strong team and everyone performed extremely well against all the other schools in Rochdale. They will be running again soon to secure their county positions. Well done runners! https://t.co/IiikxmBQP8
@EdgarWoodAc - September 27
We look forward to welcoming prospective students and their parents to Open events at Edgar Wood Academy. The events are on Wednesday 29th September and Wednesday 6th October from 4.30pm – 7.30pm. To register for this event, please visit: https://t.co/LNoVxDlzRH https://t.co/rZJJrDZvbM
@EdgarWoodAc - September 21
Today is a very exciting day at Edgar Wood Academy. https://t.co/p1SVamVM7f
@EdgarWoodAc - September 7
@EdgarWoodAc - September 6
INSET training day is in full swing. We look forward to meeting the new Year 7 students on Tuesday. https://t.co/B1u9TlCC1b
@EdgarWoodAc - September 3