Student Support

Beverley Grammar School pioneers a multi-agency approach to student welfare. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to supporting students as shown by the setting up of a dedicated Student Support Team and area in school.

The team includes professionals and specialist staff from a variety of backgrounds: including social work, counselling, family links, education welfare, careers guidance, Youth Family Services and Learning Support.

Based in its own complex on the school site, the team is at the heart of an even wider network of support for our students. Day-to-day contact and liaison with Heads of Year and other teaching staff, along with the team’s strong links with other outside agencies, ensures that support is coordinated and that the individual needs of each student are addressed throughout their school life.

We operate an open-door policy for students looking for help and guidance on a wide range of issues and problems that might otherwise impact on their education and aspirations for the future. We believe we can make a difference.


Mrs Card

Head of Year 7

Mr Langfield

Head of Year 8


Mrs Fairless

Head of Year 9

Mrs Smedley 

Interim Head of Year 10

Mrs Smedley

Head of Year 11

Mrs Smedley is Head of Year 11 and also our Pupil Premium Champion.

Mrs Clarke 

Child Protection Coordinator

Mrs Clarke is a key member of the team in helping students understand their emotions and supporting teachers, parents and students with issues around safeguarding.


The Student Support (STS) Department

The Student Support Department is a vital part of the school and it is always busy down there. The area is split into three zones: Red, Amber and Green.

The amber zone is led by the KS3 Heads of Year. They work supporting students who need academic or behavioural support and also provide intervention for students who have poor attendance and homework issues.

The red zone is used for students who are removed from lessons and is a quiet, reflective and restorative area where students can access outstanding support and guidance on how to improve their behaviour, effort or organisation.

The green zone is a calm and quiet space for students to work if they are having issues entering lessons and need emotional support. This area is supported by Mrs Smedley, the KS4 Head of Year.

All the Heads of Year, Assistant Headteachers and Child Protection Coordinator are based in Student Support or close by.