Support & Guidance

This is one of the biggest strengths of the Sixth Form. Students do not feel isolated or alone in trying to work through problems, regardless of what they may be.

Pastoral Care

Why do we need Pastoral Care at Rainhill Sixth Form?

A happy student is a productive student and this is what we aim to achieve at Rainhill Sixth Form. If your health, mental wellbeing, nutrition or sleep is effected then so is your learning, progression and enjoyment at Sixth Form. We want your individual journey through Sixth Form to be as smooth as possible. The two years you spend with us will set you up on the pathway to your adult lives and therefore it is important that you are as happy and well as possible. The excellent pastoral support and guidance we offer will help you to achieve this. Check out our Health and Wellbeing pages if you need any advice on this.

Who is responsible for pastoral care at Rainhill Sixth Form?

We are all responsible for your care and development at Rainhill Sixth Form. From the Director to your form tutor, individual teachers to support staff, we are here for you. Alison Anders is our Student Manager. Alison is a non-teaching member of staff who is always on hand in the Sixth Form office to support you with any issues or problems you may have. Nothing is too big, nothing is too small – just pop in see what she can do for you. All three support staff are also first aid trained, so if you need first aid, go straight to the Sixth Form office and someone will attend to you. However, we are a friendly team and if you have any worries about anything at any point in time, come and find a member of staff and talk to us.

We see pastoral care as encompassing all none academic aspects of your learning and development. This includes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Advice about sexual health and pregnancy
  • Mental health
  • Emotional support for bereavement
  • Support for students in Care or those that are caring for others
  • Bursary and monetary support*


Pastoral Newsletters

Once a half term, we send out our 6th form newsletter. Half of the newsletter concentrates on pastoral matters and half on progression tips and news.

See some of our previous pastoral newsletters by clicking the links below:

Pastoral Newsletter Issue 1

Pastoral Newsletter Issue 2

Pastoral Newsletter Issue 3

Tutorial Support at Rainhill 6th form?

You will be allocated specialist tutors who will guide and support you daily. You will be expected to go to form daily at 8:50 – 9:05am. In form you will be given key messages for the week ahead. Your form tutor will get to know you so that you have a designated point of support.

Our tutor team also monitor student attendance and your engagement with the Super Curriculum * program. We expect that your attendance to be over 95% as every lesson counts.

Further, your tutor will deliver the PSE and careers program* to you once a fortnight.
*Link out to the Supercurriculum landing page and the PSE and careers calendar

Mental Health Week 2018

14th-20th May 2018 is national Mental Health Awareness Week. We have created a presentation to help support your wellbeing.
Click on the button to the right of this text to find out more.

The School Nurse

We have a school nurse visit the main school once a week. Students in 6th form can also book appointments with her.
Click on the button to the right of this text to find out more.