Pastoral care is an essential part of our school ethos and all members of staff play an active part in our pupils’ wellbeing.
We are committed to providing a happy and secure environment where children and staff work together in an atmosphere of trust and respect. It is only in this type of environment that we feel children can truly thrive and achieve their best, whilst also learning to be tolerant, courteous and caring to others.
Our highly experienced form teachers are the first port of call for any child and have day-to-day responsibility for overseeing all pupils’ academic and pastoral care. They will take particular interest in the work and activities of the children in their form both inside and outside the classroom. The form teachers are supported by a pastoral care committee who meet regularly to discuss matters throughout the school and to focus on any individuals who have been brought to their attention.
Good citizenship is further enhanced by our PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) programme that runs throughout the school and during our regular assemblies.
Senior pupils are expected to set high standards in their appearance, as well as in manners, courtesy and general conduct around the school. Our Heads of School are also always on hand to provide support for pupils should the need arise.
Each pupil from Year 3 onwards is assigned to one of our four houses (Austen, Calthorpe, Nightingale and Wellesley) and this system provides a framework for all our pupils to develop a sense of team work. Helping others, both within school and in the wider community, is an integral feature of our school life.