And while we are here...
In case anyone has this worry over STRS (I did, as the parent of kids with a history of being bullied), fear not. I have to say it takes a lot to impress me in the pastoral care department and I have been no less than stunned by the amazing pastoral care at Tommies - needed it on 2 occasions. Really amazed to have staff contacting us over the weekend, handling delicate situations with astonishing sensitivity and following up on them too.
I do think many schools are really sharp on this now, but good to know that grammars, which often don't have the best of reputations for looking after the welfare and emotional needs of students, appear to be stepping up to the plate too.
And big sympathies to anyone who is 'in need' of school pastoral care atm. There are fewer worse situations for a parent than to send a child into school knowing that it isn't happy. Very hard. Stay strong; it will get better.