Student Support

Our Pastoral Care system is underpinned by our Safeguarding and Child protection Policy which recognises our legal responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our college. We believe that everyone, including pupils and staff, has the fundamental right to be safe from harm and to have proper care given to their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


Our college works to promote a climate which fosters effective learning based on good relationships between all those who work and learn. A Pastoral Team of Form Tutors and Pastoral Heads, supported by a specialist counsellor, are available regularly for consultation, and pupils are encouraged within our ‘Learning for Life and Work’ programme to relate to others appropriately and be sensitive to their needs. This strong pastoral team ensures that a robust network of support is available for each pupil.

Get in Touch

The following external agencies are available 24hr a day to take your call if you need someone to talk to:
  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • Lifeline – 0808 808 8000
  • Samaritans - 8457 909090
  • PIPS – 0800 088 6042

Useful information

I'm being bullied who can help?

Please talk to a member of staff as soon as possible. Your Form Teacher or Year Tutor should be able to support you with this issue.


A fully qualified counsellor attends the college every week. If you would like to speak to her, complete a form (available at the office) and place it in the box by the office. Alternatively speak to Mrs Aitken or your Year Head.

Health and well Being

If you are concerned about your health, please talk to your Form Teacher or Year Tutor who will be able to offer advice on the best action to take.

Support programmes

If you are experiencing difficulty with any of your subjects, please talk to either your Form Teacher, Year Tutor or the SENCo (Mr Acheson).

Here 2 Help

A free "Here 2 Help" app is available to download from the App Store or Google Play. It provides advice on life’s issues with 24/7 support.

Academic and Pastoral Support

Year 8 Head of Year Mrs McEvoy

Year 9 Head of Year Mrs Beattie

Year 10 Head of Year Mr Jamieson

Year 11 Head of Year Mrs Aitken

Year 12 Head of Year Mr McComb

Child Protection & Safeguarding Team