Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Pastoral Care


Our pastoral care is based on a deep respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the individual person, as ‘we are all made in the image of God’

(Genesis 1:27)

 As a Catholic school, we provide a strong sense of wellbeing, belonging and security that affirms students in their dignity and worth, as well as helping students to achieve their full potential as a human person, physically, socially, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. 

At Blessed William Howard our staff is dedicated to supporting students as much as possible, not just with their academic performance but also in their development as fully rounded individuals.  As a Catholic school, pastoral support is key to ensuring that school is an all-round positive experience and a happy place to learn.

Each child is allocated a Form Tutor as their primary contact for pastoral support.  Students spend 20 minutes each morning in their tutor groups and will discuss a variety of issues during this time, take part in activities and look at specific topics.   The Form Tutor is the primary point of contact for students and parents surrounding any pastoral concerns.  Each child is also allocated a Pastoral Lead contact who will support the Form Tutor and provide the next level of pastoral care, giving each student a two-tier support system.  Matters such as attendance, uniform and behaviour will all sit with these contacts.