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 Service Staff

Student Support Lead – Mrs Andrea Paskins

Matron – Mrs Caroline Isabelle

Matron – Mrs Emer Kelleher Bates

Student Support Administrators – Mrs Debbie Puleston & Mrs Erika Sage

Sixth Form Student Support Administrator – Mrs Jane Wingrove

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, Mrs Katie Knox (Maternity Leave Cover) & Ms Valentina Stefanile

Head of Year 8 – Mr Paul Garrett-Chapman

Head of Year 9 – Mrs Penny Robinson

Head of Year 10 – Mrs Ruth Johnson

Head of Year 11 – Mr Ben Howells

Head of Year 12 – Miss Ella Calder

Head of Year 13 – Ms Claire Saxon

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, Mrs Katie Knox ((Maternity Leave Cover) & Miss Valentina Stefanile

Special Educational Needs Department

Our Special Educational Needs department is led by our SenCo, 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 five staff, including three counsellors and a Mental Health Officer. We also have a link worker from the Mental Health Support Team in Buckinghamshire who have a team of Educational Mental Health Practitioners, Family Workers and Youth Workers. Our team support our students directly and also signpost students 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.

SENd Team

SENCo – Ms Benytta Doman

Individual Needs Leader – Mrs Satpal Sunner

Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Misbah Shah and Mrs Mary Grocutt

Specialist Teacher Assessor – Gemma Adania

Mental Health Team

Mental Health Lead & DDSL- Miss Laurie Garland

Counsellors – Mrs Misbah Ahmed & Mrs Rupal Sen

Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer – Ms Chettina Fenech

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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