Student Support
Student Support and Guidance

Student Support and Guidance

Student support and guidance play a vital role in school life. We have a team of experienced staff who are well-equipped to offer a wide range of information, advice, and guidance. Our goal is to ensure that students not only achieve their academic potential but also grow into articulate, confident, and determined young individuals.

Pastoral Support:

At Brigshaw, you belong to a Year Team and a Form Group, which provides the framework for your pastoral care within our school.

Form Time

Every day, you will have dedicated time for form sessions. These sessions offer pastoral care, guidance, and support to help you become happy and successful learners, ready and prepared for life in modern Britain.

Form Tutors

Your form tutor is here to support you each day. You will meet with your form group every morning, and your tutor will be available to provide any help and guidance you may need. If you have any questions or need advice, your form tutor will be on hand each day to assist you.

Your Year Group

Your Year Group team is here to support you throughout your time at Brigshaw High School. They are dedicated to supporting, guiding, caring for, and challenging you so that you can be the very best version of yourself.

Director of Year

A Director of Year leads your Year Team. They have overall responsibility for your personal, social, and academic development. Their role is to ensure that you are happy, safe, and successful in school. If you have any concerns about your studies or need further support, they will be available to provide you with the necessary guidance.

Head of Year

Your Director of Year is assisted by a Head of Year, a non-teaching staff member always available to deal with day-to-day incidents and provide support. They are also here to ensure your happiness, safety, and success in school. If you have any concerns or worries, they are here to help.

Your Year Teams

Year 7 Team

Director of Year – Miss C Hodgson

Head of Year – Mrs P Wilcock

Year 8 Team

Director of Year – Mr T Holt

Head of Year – Miss D Siddall

Year 9 Team

Director of Year – Ms J Andrews

Head of Year – Mr S Bibb

Year 10 Team

Director of Year – Mr S Hunt

Head of Year – Miss C Moore

Year 11 Team

Director of Year – Mr A Lee

Head of Year – Miss R Armitage

Wider Support

Your Year Team can also refer you to wider support through our weekly Guidance and Support Team (GST) meetings. Here, referrals can be made for support such as mentoring, provided by Leeds Faith in Schools. Access to specific social, emotional, and mental health support and interventions is available. Peer mentoring with an older and supportive student can be arranged. We can also refer you to our Cluster Team for support, such as counselling and family support. They can also guide you to other outside agencies and youth services that can offer help, support, and guidance. Your Year Team is here to assist you with any concerns or worries you may have.

Academic Support

If you have any questions about your learning or require further support, you should first speak to your class teacher. Additionally, you can reach out to the Curriculum Leader responsible for that subject area. The Curriculum Leaders are:

Art & DT - Ms Ma Associate Assistant Headteacher

Computing - Ms Ma Associate Assistant Headteacher

Drama - Mrs Tyas (maternity cover).  Substantive is Mrs McLoughlin

History - Mr Bramley (Director of EBACC)

Geography - Miss Barrass

SENCO - Mrs E Wood

Maths - Miss Johnson  Director of Maths

English - Mr A Crompton Director of English

Science - Mr Smith  Director of Science

Music - Mrs Walker

MFL - Mrs Jefferson Associate Assistant Headteacher

RE - Mr Mitchell Assistant Headteacher

PE - Mrs J Smith

Careers support

For careers support and guidance you will find the information you require on the careers page on our website.