Our pastoral care supports the physical and emotional welfare of pupils. It is the essential foundation upon which learning can take place. It provides emotional support, behaviour management and restorative practices and includes structured curriculum time for social, emotional and spiritual development and service.
Our pastoral care is maintained by staff throughout the school but also has dedicated professionals leading the team.
We place great emphasis on our pastoral care as we know that it not only leads to a more successful learning experience for our students but also teaches them many attributes that are important beyond school life.
We provide a safe and supportive environment for our students. We keep everyone’s emotional and physical wellbeing at the forefront of our actions; encouraging pastoral ethics and a culture in which mental health and wellbeing is talked about openly.
Senior School Assistant Principal Pastoral:
Mrs A Gwynne email@example.com
Prep School Assistant Head Pastoral:
Miss A Walker firstname.lastname@example.org
How we support mental health and wellbeing
Mental health is embedded in our curriculum within PSHEE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) sessions and is openly discussed in assemblies.
We hold ‘Place to Be’ sessions where pupils can come and engage in some calming activities, engage with friends and speak to a member of staff. Place to Be in Prep School is run at break times and in Senior School is available in Learning Support at lunchtimes.
We also access in house or external support to meet students’ specific emotional needs. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact the school.
The links below connect to some helpful resources covering a range of mental health and wellbeing needs.