Pastoral Structure

Student Support

The Student Support Team at Sancroft (Secondary Phase)

‘Supporting all students to thrive academically, socially, morally, physically and spiritually’

The Student Support Team (SST) intends to enable students to fulfill their potential and realise the vision of “from Sancroft to Anywhere”. The team delivers the standards of Attendance, Appearance, Attitude, Aspiration and Attainment and ensures that each student brings their “A Game” at all times. The SST will instigate actions that empower students to feel safe and secure at all times.  Some of these actions and approaches are described below.

The team will focus on preventing and dealing with incidents of bullying, discrimination, and dangerous behaviour, by developing a climate where all students feel secure and cared for.  To promote mental and emotional health, the team will ensure that students have access to an appropriate range of support if they feel troubled, either within school or through external agencies.

Emotional wellbeing contributes greatly to academic success. The team will ensure that students’ potential is recognised and barriers to students achieving their potential are identified and addressed.

In helping students make a positive contribution, the team will encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions through restorative approaches and provide opportunities for them to have a voice within the school community.

At key periods of transition such as Year 9 options and post 16 choices, effective Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG), members will liaise effectively with the Careers Guidance Advisor from Beacon East. Students will be encouraged to achieve their potential and be supported in this. 

Safer Schools Partnership

The Safer Schools Partnerships mission is to provide early intervention, prevention and support for young people and their families; to adopt a problem-solving approach; and to add value to the policies and procedures within secondary schools in Norfolk.

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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