Virtual Open Evening

Welcome to King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School’s Virtual Open Evening. We hope the information you will find here gives you a flavour of the school and makes you keen to visit us in person when government guidance allows it to. If after reading these pages you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on and we will be happy to get back to you.


Virtual Tour of the School

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Pastoral Care and Student Wellbeing


Pastoral Care

At KE VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys we have a proud history of outstanding pastoral care. We have worked hard to develop a safe and supportive community in which our young men and women can thrive. At its core pastoral care is underpinned by positive relationships between pupils, their parents/carers and staff working together to ensure the best outcomes for all.

We have a strong pastoral team in place which consists of Form Tutors and a Head of Year for each year group, overseen by Key Stage Coordinators as well an Assistant Headteacher (11-16 & Post 16). Form Tutors move up through the years with Form groups, this enables them build in depth and long-lasting relationships with both parents and their tutees.

Specialist Heads of Year guide pupils through various important stages of their journey from the transition from Primary to Secondary school, to supporting pupils through their GCSEs and prepare them for the next steps in their educational journey (in Year 12 and 13).

As well as Form Tutors, Heads of Year and Key Stage Coordinators, we also have a number of other people who support our young men and women in school, including Student Support Staff, the SENCO, a Post-16 Officer as well as an Assistant Headteacher in charge of Student Support. These adults work hard to build pupils self-esteem, mental resilience and independent study skills to not only support them during their education but also prepare them for later life.

Who to contact?

If you have a pastoral concern, your son/daughter’s Form Tutor would be the first port of call. This can be done via telephone or (preferably) via email. In any email communication, please state your son/daughter’s full name, form, who you are and indicate what the issue is, to aid the staff member who will respond to you. Please be mindful that staff can be teaching all day, running clubs at lunchtime or be in meetings, so quick response is not always possible.

If the form tutor cannot successfully deal with the concern, or the matter is more serious, then the next link in the chain is the Head of Year. The Head of Year will liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead if there is a safeguarding concern. Please follow the escalation process appropriately.

Key Members of Staff


Head of Year 7 – Mrs T Saleem
Head of Year 8 – Mr D Bansal
Head of Year 9/KS3 Coordinator – Mr S Campbell
Head of Year 10/KS4 Coordinator – Mr A Campbell
Head of Year 11 – Mr D McCarron
Head Year 12/Head of Sixth Form – Mrs N Hartt
Head of Year 13 – Ms M Hurley
DSL/Assistant Headteacher (11-16) – Mr M Mohsin
DSL/Assistant Headteacher (Post-16) – Mr D Bird
DSL/Assistant Headteacher (Student Support) – Mrs A Harvey


Meet the Head of Year 7 Mrs T Saleem


Special Educational Needs at HGS

At HGS students with additional needs are well catered for and monitored by the SENCO – Mrs C Yates who can be contacted with any specific queries on the following address:


The HGS Curriculum

Curriculum statement 2020

Curriculum statement 2020 Appendix 1

Curriculum statement 2020 Appendix 2


Teaching and Learning at HGS


Meet the Departments

Use the links below to find out all about what you will be learning at Handsworth Grammar School. We hope you enjoy them!


Business Studies

Computer Science

Design and Technology






Modern Foreign Languages


Opening Minds

Physical Education


Religious Studies



Trips, Visits and Extra-Curricular Activities

At HGS we offer a wealth of activities to complement the taught curriculum. See below for some examples.


Let’s meet the students

Three current members of Year 7 tell us how it is at HGS.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our Virtual Open Evening.