Pastoral Care

Each year group is led by a Head of Year, supported by a Student Support Manager alongside a team of specially trained tutors. Together the year group pastoral team monitors the students’ progress, behaviour, attendance and well-being and supports each student to achieve his/her potential. The form tutors are responsible for the day to day pastoral care, encouragement and guidance for their students.

  • For this reason, the form tutor is the first point of contact between home and school.

Ms Morgan is in charge of year 7 and leads the successful and informed transition from primary school.

As students move into year 9, they graduate into the upper school and meet their new tutor, Student Support Manager and Head of Year. This happens during the summer term of year 8 to avoid any nervousness over the summer holidays. This team of tutors will roll through years 9 and 10 and with their Head of Year and Student Support Manager continuing with the year group into year 11.

During year 11, students join the specialist team of tutors who will guide and support them through the next transition for their education.

The 6th form also have specialist tutors who engage with students through the induction process, further develop A level study skills and help guide them onto their next pathway.

Year 7

Ms Gemma Morgan

Head of Year 7

Mrs Gina Adams

Student Support Manager

Year 8

Mr Andrew Bental

Head of Year 8

Mrs Gina Adams

Student Support Manager

Year 9

Mr Gemma Reeves

Head of Year 9 

Mrs Shireen Overington

Student Support Manager
(Mon - Wed)

Mrs Sue Bell

Student Support Manager
(Thurs - Fri)

Year 10

Mr Ian Walton

Head of Year 10

Mrs Lesley Tivey

Student Support Manager

Year 11

Mr Lee Downey

Raising Standards Leader

Mrs Lesley Tivey

Student Support Manager

6th Form

Mrs Sandra Butler

Raising Standards Leader

Mrs Kelly Chimanga

2 i/c of Sixth Form & Pastoral Care

The Holmesdale School
The Holmesdale School
Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS
Tel: 01634 240416 Fax: 01634 244041

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