Pastoral Care
“Students are rightly proud of their school and their behaviour remains very good. There is a strong community spirit and the school is a warm and welcoming place to be” – Ofsted, 2016


Our Pastoral Care of our students is second to none. When the student joins the school they are placed in one of four Learning Communities. These communities are named;

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • The Americas
  • Australasia


Each Learning Community has a team of dedicated staff who act as mentors for the students as well as a pastoral co-ordinator and Pastoral Leaders. Each Learning Community is led by a Head of Learning Community. Your Learning Community pastoral contacts are listed below. Please contact the Pastoral Co-ordinators initially.

ASIA

Mrs B Williams – Head of Learning Community

Mr B Povey – Deputy Head of Learning Community

Mrs J Burchell – Pastoral Co-ordinator jburchell@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

AFRICA

Mr J Stuart – Head of Learning Community

Miss L De Veulle-Filleul – Deputy Head of Learning Community

Mrs J Taylor – Pastoral Co-ordinator jtaylor@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

The AMERICAS

Dr M Wood – Head of Learning Community

Mr J Clarke – Deputy Head of Learning Community

Mrs L Spies – Pastoral Co-ordinator lspies@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk

AUSTRALASIA

Mr B Cleaveley – Head of Learning Community

Mrs L Teager – Deputy Head of Learning Community

Mrs D Harlowe – Pastoral Co-ordinator dharlowe@oriel.w-sussex.sch.uk


The students remain in their Learning Community for five years from Years 7 to 11. Each Mentor group consists of students from Years 7 to 11, this is one of the unique strengths of our school.

Our younger students immediately feel confident and secure in the company of older students who look out for their younger fellow mentees. Our vertical pastoral structure enables our younger students to flourish much more quickly due to the considerate, respectful and caring relationship that exists between the older and younger students.