Student Support

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

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

Beverley Grammar School is also an approved placement for social workers in training.

Based in its own complex on the school site, the team is at the heart of an even wider network of support for our pupils. Day-to-day contact and liaison with Heads of Houses and other teaching staff, along with the team’s strong links with other outside agencies, ensures that support is co-ordinated 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.

Meet the Team

Matthew Scott

Assistant Headteacher (Senior Leader in charge of child protection)

Mr Scott is in charge of Student Support and behaviour in school. He leads the Student Support staff and Heads of Year to provide successful behaviour intervention. He also teaches Science and Maths.


Deborah Elgey

Year 7 Pastoral Leader


Paul Gibson

Head of Year 8

Mr Gibson also teaches Geography.


Jess Atkinson

Head of Year 9

Miss Atkinson also teaches Maths.


Zoe Hughes

Head of Year 10

Mrs Hughes is also Head of the Music department.


Emma Good

Head of Year 11

Mrs Good is also head of Business Studies.


Carol McKee

Student Support Manager

Mrs Mckee oversees the behaviour intervention in the school. She works with students and staff to help promote positive behaviour action in and around school. She also mentors students with behaviour issues.


Michelle Thompson

Behaviour Manager Yrs 8 & 9

Miss Thompson works with students and staff to help promote positive behaviour action in and around school. She also mentors students with behaviour issues.


Sam Challis

6th Form Pastoral Manager

Miss Challis’s time is dedicated to helping the 6th form students with anything they may be worried about; academic or personal. She works closely with students, parents and Beverley High School to ensure everyone gets what they need.


Tom Proud

Cover Supervisor

Mr Proud covers classes in staff absence, and works in Student Support mentoring students.


Tom Bennett

Cover Supervisor

Mr Bennett covers classes in staff absence, and works in Student Support mentoring students.


Claire Bagley

Cover Supervisor

Mrs Bagley covers classes in staff absence, and works in Student Support mentoring students.

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 red zone is for students who have been internally isolated from lessons due to an incident. Students are provided with work from their teachers and must complete it in silence in this area.

The amber zone is led by Mrs Mckee and Miss Thompson. They work in there mentoring students who need academic or behavioural support and also provide intervention for students who have poor attendance, homework issues etc. The area 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. In the amber area there are 3 computers, 2 staff desks and 4 silent working booths.

All the Heads of Year and Mrs Elgey are based in the conservatory area which looks out onto the school car park and Westwood.

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