James Hargest College is a student-focused school. The staff are enthusiastic and positive and work hard to develop strategies which will provide students with a safe physical and emotional environment.
Our goal is zero tolerance for any behaviour which makes students feel uncomfortable.
Form Teachers and Home Room Teachers take a professional interest in the progress and achievement of their students.They are the first point of contact for parents.
There is a Head of House, a Senior Dean (Years 11 - 13) and a Junior Dean (Years 9-10) for each ouf our four Houses; Hamilton, Menzies, Thomson and Watson. They oversee the welfare and progress of their students and provide academic and pastoral support for students in their care.
|Guidance Team||The guidance team at James Hargest works with students and their families to provide a sound support base so that any problems can be identified and addressed.|
Peer Support is designed to make the transition to high school easier by giving small groups of Year 9 students a Year 13 "buddy". Students follow a programme of orientation and initiative activities. They are able to discuss school-related issues and build a relationship with their "buddy". This contact continues throughout the year and offers on-going support and guidance.
|Mentoring||Some year 9 students are given additional support with year 13 student mentors. They give motivational and goal setting advice.|