Lincoln Minster School

Pastoral Care

Ensuring the success and personal development of the children in our care, so they flourish academically and socially.

Pastoral Care

Underpinning everything that we do.

Pastoral care at Lincoln Minster School underpins everything that we do and, alongside high-quality teaching and learning, is what ensures the success and personal development of the children in our care, so they flourish academically and socially.

We are recognised for the excellent pastoral care we provide to pupils who enjoy a warm and caring school community. We truly value and support one another, encouraging our pupils to embrace their unique strengths and potential.

Our exceptional standard of pastoral care ensures that each individual has the confidence to contribute and succeed at every stage of their school life. Pupils are supported by Mrs Jenny Muir, Assistant Head: Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead, Form Tutors, dedicated Heads of Year and Mrs Joyce our school nurse. Additionally, the pastoral team is supported by two counsellors and external agencies as necessary and appropriate.

We firmly believe in valuing pupils for who they are and not just for what they can do. Each of our pupils is encouraged and supported to achieve their academic and social potential with personal, vocational and academic guidance along the way.

Our pastoral curriculum encourages the development of these skills through PSHCE lessons, visits from external speakers, involvement in national anti-bullying and mental health campaigns as well as the opportunity to join and lead our pupil social action and wellbeing groups. As a result, pupils are afforded opportunities to develop and exercise important life skills.

Form Tutors

Pupils are supported by their form tutors throughout their time at the school; the tutor’s knowledge of their tutee’s achievements, abilities and wellbeing is invaluable in helping them through their journey through the school.

Form tutors remain the first point of call for any academic or social worries, and have the experience to signpost to other sources of help when necessary. At the Senior School, tutors continue to meet as a team with the relevant Head of Year each week with the Head of Year providing further pastoral care and interventions as appropriate.

The role of the Form Tutor is not just one of reacting to problems that might arise. They will also be proactively encouraging their tutees to involve themselves in the co-curricular life of the school. For example, encouraging pupils to train as Peer Mentors, to join our Social Action and Charity Groups, to apply to become House Captains and to act as academic mentors to younger pupils. In the case of busier pupils who may have multiple commitments across departments, tutors will also help to monitor their academic study and any pressures and conflicting commitments.

Throughout the school, tutor time remains a key medium through which pupils build skills and develop attributes that support academic and personal progress. Each Form Tutor has the flexibility to adopt their own routine in tutor time to cover the areas of wellbeing, organisation and current affairs. Their routine may include quizzes, mindfulness techniques, debates on current affairs or topics that are important to the pupils.

Latest School News

Incredible Donation from Datong Primary

22 April 2020

Following Mrs Thomas' visit last year, LMS partner school, Datong Primary school in Changsha, kindly reached out to us to enquire how we were coping in the lockdown and asked if there was anything they can do to help -  particularly in relation to protective gear.  

Space, the final frontier - the school curriculum by Year 7 Pupil - Hermione

31 January 2020

LMS News Club is for budding young reporters. This report from Hermione Rolfe was her suggested topic based on a strong personal interest in space and astronomy. Her ideas and enthusiasm for everything to do with space are great - she's even got me reading up about nebula, now! Her main idea is that Space should be a larger part of the secondary school curriculum, maybe even a separate subject. Read her article and see if you agree!

Photos from the 2019 Senior Production

06 January 2020
As school ended for the Christmas holidays, many of our students in Years 10 - 13 returned for the final two performances of our sold out run of   The Odyssey.

Scottish Swimming Success for Chloe

16 December 2019

Over the weekend of 14 and 15 December, Chloe (Year 10) swam in the Scottish National Short Course Championships held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.

What Pupils & Parents Say About us

My study mentor is so helpful and encouraging in supporting me in subjects I struggle with, and she is really approachable. I love being in the senior production, where you work as a team. My lessons in Psychology are exciting, interesting and we learn so much. Being in the prefect team has given me so many opportunities.

Pupil, 2018

The school has a strong community feeling as everybody knows each other

Pupil, 2018

An exceptional school for all ages & abilities of student.
The staff strive to give their best in every way, giving the individual student the skills, guidance and care to achieve their full potential.

Parent, 2018

Great communication between staff and students, as well as parents. Mr. Wallace and the faculty know each child by name and take the time and effort to invest in them. Our boys are doing very well, and the quality of their education is stellar.

Parent, 2018

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