Pastoral care

High-quality pastoral care is at the centre of our approach to education. We will treat you as an individual, seeking to develop and realise your potential.

We will support your:

  • Academic and technical achievement
  • Self-discipline, self-reliance and valuing others
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Personal commitment
  • Responsibility
  • Resilience

Support will be provided in network groups and you will have dedicated staff members responsible for your pastoral care.

Our pastoral care is flexible and adapts to the needs of each student to help empower you for the world of tomorrow. Your personal development is as important as your academic achievement, and regular communication between staff and parents will support this aim.

Useful Numbers and websites

UTC Safeguarding Team DSL Julie Green: julie.green@utcmediacityuk.org.uk

DDSL:Nicky Hill. nicky.hill@utcmediacityuk.org.uk

Head of KS5: Natalie Burgess. natalie.burgess@utcmediacityuk.org.uk

Head of KS4: Sharon Vardar sharon.vardar@utcmediacityuk.org.uk

Worried about a child?

“Help and support is available if you are worried about adults or children because of domestic abuse. Suicidal thoughts, neglect or abuse”

Below are the contact information for Local Authorities:

Salford Children’s services. 0161 603 4500

Manchester Children’s services 0161 234 5001

Oldham Children’s services 0161 770 7777

Bury Children’s Services 0161 253 5000

Bolton Children’s Services 01204 337777

Tameside Children’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 0161 342 4101

Cheshire East Consultation Service 0300 124 5012 (option 3)

Emotional support/concerns 
  www.papyrus-uk.org  
0800 0684141 
“We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour”  
  https://www.childline.org.uk/  
0800 1111 
“When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online”  
  http://42ndstreet.org.uk/  
0161 228 7321 
Our vision is for inclusive, accessible mental health and wellbeing support and opportunities for all young people”  
    https://youngminds.org.uk/ 
We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Our website is full of advice and information on what to do if you’re struggling with how you feel”  
   https://www.kooth.com/ 
Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support. 
    https://www.samaritans.org/  
116 123 
“We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.”  
    https://www.nhs.uk/ 
A-Z health and wellbeing support  
   https://www.brook.org.uk/ 
Brook is the only national charity to offer both clinical sexual health services and education and wellbeing services for young people.  
    https://www.theproudtrust.org/  
0161 660 3347 
The Proud Trust is a lifesaving and life-enhancing organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and …