Student Support

Wycombe High School offers a range of support services:

Student Support Service (SSS)

This team support students and parents with a wide range of services. They provide medical attention and triaging, organise parents’ consultations, meetings, deal with attendance, absence and punctuality, behaviour management, uniform, and signpost to other pastoral support across the school and externally. Student Support Services are located behind Reception at the front and at the heart of our school.

Student Support Lead – Mrs Andrea Paskins

Matron – Mrs Caroline Isabelle

Matron – Mrs Emer Kelleher Bates

Student Support Administrator – Mrs Debbie Puleston & Mr Alistair McCalla

Sixth Form Student Support Administrator – Mrs Jo Winser

Pastoral Team

Student Support Services work directly with our Heads of Year/House and our Tutors. Every student has a tutor and is part of a House and Year Group. Wycombe High School’s pastoral structures work vertically and horizontally. Heads of House are responsible for the ethos and behaviour of their Houses. They also have a year group academic focus.

Head of Year 7 – Mrs Andrea Paskins & Miss Valentina Stefanile

Head of Year 8 – Mr Ben Howells

Head of Year 9 – Miss  Ella Calder

Head of Year 10 – Ms Claire Saxon

Head of Year 11 – Mr Paul Garrett-Chapman

Head of Year 12 & Year 13 – Mrs Penny Robinson

Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Sarah Ellis

Head of Austen – Mrs Penny Robinson

Head of Brontë – Mr Ben Howells

Head of Curie – Miss Ella Calder

Head of Nightingale – Ms Claire Saxon

Head of Pankhurst – Mr Paul Garrett-Chapman

Head of Parks – Mrs Andrea Paskins & Miss Valentina Stefanile

Special Educational Needs Department

Our Special Educational Needs department is led by our SenCo and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, supported by our full-time Individual Needs Leader and her team of Learning Support Assistants and a Specialist Teacher Assessor for Specific Learning Difficulties. Our SENd team work very closely with our Mental Health Team and provide training and guidance whole school to ensure our teachers and other staff are able to support a wide range of special educational needs.

Mental Health Team

Our Mental Health Team is led by our Mental Health Lead, Miss Laurie Garland. The team is made up of eight staff, including five counsellors, a family worker and a youth worker. They support our students directly and also signpost them to outside agencies should extra support be necessary. Our Team also develop and share well-being resources to use within the curriculum and outside of school with parents and families. Our statutory PSHE curriculum also keeps our students informed and aware of important matters related to their mental health and well-being. We have a dedicated Subject Leader for PSHEE, Mrs Lesley Woodward.

SENCo – Mrs Claire Cockcroft

Individual Needs Leader – Mrs Satpal Sunner

Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Misbah Shah and Mrs Mary Grocutt

Specialist Teacher Assessor – Gemma Adania

Mental Health Lead & DDSL- Miss Laurie Garland

Social, Emotional, Mental Health Practitioner – Miss Aimee Robertson

Counsellors – Miss Kirstie Hancocks & Mrs Helen Lacy

Education Mental Health Practitioner – Bucks Mental Health Support Team

Youth worker – Bucks Mental Health Support Team

Family worker – Bucks Mental Health Support Team

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