Pastoral Care

The pastoral team at Ilford County High School strive to create a caring environment and it is our aim to encourage a positive attitude to school, the local community and the world in general. Our aim is to support the personal development of all of our students. We endeavour to do this by establishing sound working habits, promoting respect for all, high standards of behaviour and self-discipline in line with our school values of integrity, courtesy, hard work and success.


Pupils are allocated to a tutor group and it is the Form Tutors who have responsibility for the day to day well-being and progress of each pupil. The three Heads of House: Miss Thompson, Mr Smith and Mr Murdock, who oversee the work of the Form Tutors, provide support to the students of their house in every year group to maintain the continuity of the positive relationships established.

In addition to the work carried out by the Form Tutors and Heads of House, all students can access support through our well-being programme that is headed up by our Mental Health and Well-being coordinator Mr Murdock. He works with the trained students within our 6th Form and Year 9 and 10 groups who support students through our Well-being Ambassador and Peer Mentor scheme. In Years 7 and 12, all pupils take part in a transition programme and have a Peer Mentor who they meet with regularly to discuss their academic and social transition progress.


The progress of every student to fulfil their potential is a key part of the pastoral support programme. The pastoral team meet regularly to discuss how every student can be supported to meet their individual minimum target grades. It is the aim of the team to ensure that each student has the best opportunity to realise their future aspirations and achieve their best.

Who to Contact


If you have an issue relating to the pastoral care of a student, please use the form below.  The information will be passed onto the appropriate person who will contact you with the relevant information or course of action.

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