To further improve communication with parents and carers, we have begun this ‘frequently asked questions’ section of the website where parents can instantly access useful, day-to-day information about the school and its systems. We hope that your query will be addressed here! If not, please contact the main school as indicated in the main ‘Contact Us’ section and we will respond as quickly as we can.
What sort of issues are dealt with by my child’s Form Tutor?
The Form Tutor is the most important person on a daily basis for each student. Items such as absence letters, holiday requests, friendship issues, general progress and wellbeing are dealt with by the Form Tutor. Many parents choose to communicate with the form tutor via messages written in the student planner.
Under what circumstances should I contact my child’s Head of Year?
The Pastoral Leader (Head of Year) coordinates the work of the tutors and is happy to meet with parents if matters cannot be dealt with through contact with the Form Tutor.
- Year 7 - Mrs N Bexon
- Year 8 - Mrs J Ramsdale
- Year 9 - Mr C Adams
- Year 10 - Mrs R Chester
- Year 11 - Mr J Humm
- Year 12 and 13 - Mr S Nicholson
What if the Pastoral Leader is not able to help me?
Four senior Pastoral Leaders have responsibility for different sections of the school and deal with more serious matters:
- Mrs N Bexon - Senior Pastoral Leader (Years 7 and 11)
- Mrs R Chester - Senior Pastoral Leader (Years 8 and 10)
- Mr C Adams - Senior Pastoral Leader (Year 9)
- Mr S Nicholson -Director of Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13)
On the Senior Leadership Team. Ms A Page and Mr S Nicholson lead and coordinate the Pastoral Teams. In addition, Mrs H von der Osten, Mr C Thomas, and Mr A Wood, as members of the school's Senior Leadership Team, will be happy to discuss any, and all, matters with parents.
Headteacher, Mr A Hamilton, has the whole school lead for the pastoral wellbeing and care of all students.
How could I contact the Headteacher directly?
If parents or carers wish to communicate directly with Mr Hamilton, the Headteacher, and it is most convenient to do so via e-mail, the head’s e-mail address (which is accessed on a daily basis) is: email@example.com
How can I let the school know my views as a parent?
The school asks all parents and carers to complete a questionnaire each year, to inform us about your perceptions of the strengths and areas for development within the school community. Watch out for it on the website. The Senior Leadership Team and Governors endeavour to respond to the concerns raised by parents and to act on them, as well as to share and celebrate the many positive and appreciative responses which we receive from our parents.
Who should I contact about medical matters?
Our Receptionist / First Aider, Mrs Roy, is the first contact for any medical matters.
How can I contact the Bartholomew School Governors?
The Chair of Governors can be contacted through the school via the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs B Bedford (who can be contacted via the main school reception).
How can I contact the County Council?
The Director of Children, Education and Families is Mr J Leivers, County Hall, 2nd Floor, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. Telephone: 01865 815122.