The pastoral support of all our students is of a paramount importance. For students to realise their potential they must feel happy, safe, supported and respected in their school environment.

The Ruth Gorse Academy has a dedicated team of experienced pastoral leaders who will provide extensive support to all students and parents/carers to ensure the highest standard in pastoral care is provided.

We encourage that students and parents inform form tutors in the first instance with any issues of a pastoral nature. The tutor would then inform the most relevant pastoral leader to deal further with any unresolved issues.

Mrs F Loureiro


Mrs A Bromley

Pastoral Officer for Year 7

Miss E Buttler

Pastoral Officer Year 7

Miss A Dryden

Inclusion & Safeguarding Officer for Year 7

Mrs C Sterland

Inclusion & Safeguarding Officer Year 7

Mr D Hancock

Inclusion and Safeguarding Officer for Year 8

Miss A Shaw

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss E Strangeway

Inclusion and safeguarding Officer for Year 9

Miss V Brown

Pastoral Officer Year 10

Mr R Widdop

Inclusion and safeguarding Officer for Year 10

Mr A Bell

Community Cohesion Officer

Mrs K Noon

Attendance Lead

Miss S Horne

Attendance Officer Year 7

Mrs L Hoult

Attendance Officer Year 7

Miss S Morris

Attendance Officer Year 9

Miss E Lockey

Attendance Officer Year 10