Pastoral Structure


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

A welcome from the Head of House

Welcome to the Dove page. We work as a pastoral team to ensure all of our students attain success in all they do, living life to the fullest and building aspiration and resilience within a nurturing environment. Possibly the greatest strength of our house is its friendly, family-based community that we continue to build each year as we welcome new Dove tutees.

Our house motto is ‘Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.’ We firmly believe that each student has their own talent, that they just need support to hone, perfect and celebrate this. Dove has been incredibly successful with attendance, attitude to learning and maintaining high uniform expectations.

Dove students all have one thing in common, and that is the desire to work hard for themselves and one another. We challenge each other to be the best that we can be and we help, support and inspire each other daily.

Head of House Mrs S Thomas
Form Tutors D1 Mr Disbury
D2 Mrs N Lucas-Best
D3 Mr C McGraffin
D4 Mr P Jarvis

Each day we see our tutees for morning and afternoon registration – this is our chance to check-in and get it right.  Our form schedule is as follows:

Form Time Schedule

Ready to learn checks: uniform, equipment and class chartsWell-beingCollective  WorshipIndependent studyCollective Worship

Finally, Dove students, like all Harleston Sancroft students, can always find the support they need by visiting the Head of House hub, or Rm13 where you can find Mrs T or one of the team who will be ready and eager to help you.


I feel valued as a member of staff. I like the fact the school has a clear vision, a vision that I feel a part of.

Current member of teaching staff


Every single person who works at the school contributes to who I am. It truly is a special place where we are all one big family.

Current Y11 student


The Harleston Sancroft Academy has evolved to where it is now with dignity, strength and kindness.

Current parent of Y10 student