Cleveden Secondary School


42 Cleveden Road, Glasgow G12 0JW


Tel: 0141 582 0060

Pastoral Care

Cleveden enjoys an enviable reputation as a civilised and caring school and much of the credit for that lies with the many teachers who are directly involved with our system of pastoral care.

Houses, Tutor Groups and Student Tutors

Every pupil is in one of four houses – Bruce, Fleming or Stuart names chosen by the pupils). Each house is headed by a Principal Teacher of Pastoral Care who is the main link between school and family and who coordinates the work of a team of student tutors. Every day, the tutor groups (up to 20 pupils in each group) meet for 20 minutes with their tutors. This is the time when registration and attendance matters are dealt with, but it is also an opportunity for tutors to raise issues of current concern – exams coming up, forthcoming social events, consultations about school policy matters and so on. This system allows teachers to build up long-term relationships with a manageable group of young people in a relatively informal situation.

Principal Teachers of Pastoral Care

The pastoral care PT is a very important person in a secondary school pupil's life. He or she is the child's trouble-shooter and the school's main link with the home. It is the PTPC who monitors attendance and timekeeping across the house, who scrutinises and summarises the school reports for UCAS and prospective employers.

Mr Stevenson

Mr Thomas Stevenson

(Bruce House)

Mrs  Catherine Commaille

(Fleming House)

Mr Murray McKenzie

(Stuart house)

 Mrs Hannah Hooper

(Wallace House)

Getting to See the PTPCs

Parents who wish to discuss things with the principal teachers of pastoral care would normally write or telephone to make an appointment. In an emergency, parents can of course just come up to the school and someone will see them, but the key person may not be available immediately. 


The pastoral care staff are responsible for the provision of vocational advice, and for liaison with the Careers Service. They also coordinate the vital process of getting the children to compile their own progress profiles. All youngsters in the middle school will receive a structured programme of careers and social education, and each pupil in S4 will be given the opportunity to have an interview with a Careers Adviser. The Careers Service also attend parents' meetings, and are happy to advise individual parents.

Course Choice

When pupils have to go through the process of choosing and negotiating certificated courses  the PTPC will play a key role in helping to advise pupils and parents.

 The Named Person

GIRFEC stands for "Getting It Right for Every Child". Part of The Children and Young People ACt (Scotland) 2014, it is the Scottish Government-led approach to making sure that our children and young people - and their parents or cares- can get all the help and support they need form birth right through to age 18 (or beyond if in school).

The vast majority of Scotland's children and young people get the love and support they need from within their families and their wider, local communities. But even the most loving and caring families can sometimes need extra support. The GIRFEC approach aims to make it as easy as possible for any child or young person (and their parents) to get help or support if they need it.

To provide that support when needed, evry child in Scotland has a named individual, the Named Person, as a single point of contact. This named person has a responsibility to provide help and support when asked  and can draw together other services if needed, co-ordinating help for the child or parents. Please do not hesitate to contact your  child's Named Person at any time.

The Named Person in Cleveden Secondary is the Principal Teacher (Pastoral Care). Your child will be informed of their individual Named Person.