Guidance Team

We recognise that sometimes, for whatever reason, life at school may become a challenge and at Perins we really want to resolve problems as early as possible. Our support network begins with a team of specialist staff and guidance managers, whose primary role is to ensure the welfare of your child. Our guidance managers work closely with you and your child to address concerns and develop an individual programme, which may involve one-to-one or group work, or a mixture of both.

The support team also includes Year 11 volunteer mentors for each tutor group who offer a helping hand where needed. For example, helping Year 7s find the right classroom or simply checking that shirts are tucked in. If your child is finding life at secondary school particularly difficult, we will find them a ‘buddy’ – a Year 11 student who will give them individual help for as long as is needed.

Attendance and Behaviour

Our guidance managers monitor attendance and if your child is absent without your notification they will contact you to find out if there is an underlying problem they can help with. As we expect high standards of behaviour, our guidance managers also oversee a clear and structured disciplinary policy.