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Pastoral Team

Our Pastoral Team, led by Mr Mark Dixon (Assistant Head) comprises of: the Student Support Officers, who look after students´ progress and achievement; the Inclusion Team who support students with SEN both in and out of the classroom; the Attendance team and the School Nurse.

Harrogate High School is dedicated to inclusive principles and this is always at the forefront when planning for student progress and well-being. We have a large Pastoral Team which is made up of staff that work together to provide wrap around care for our young people. The team comprises of 7 teaching assistants who work on a 1:1 basis with students. Many of them have received additional training to deliver programmes such as Reading Intervention, Inference Intervention, Dyslexia Screening, support for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL), specialist support for Visually Impaired students, weekly mentoring sessions and many other activities.

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Student Support Officers

The Student Support Officers may be contacted by phoning the main school number 01423 548800, then adding the extension numbers given below:

The Student Support Officer team is led by Assistant Head, Mr Mark Dixon.

Mr D Parker  (Year 7) -   Ext 297
Mrs T McWilliams  (Year 8) -   Ext 220
Mrs P Wilson  (Year 9)   Ext 293
Mrs K Gudgeon  (Year 10) -   Ext 296
Mr G Matthews  (Year 11)   Ext 205

“We have a calm place to go and our SSO for support.” 

“We have SSO’s, they are out on the yard at break and lunch if you need them.”

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