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Pastoral care

Pupils develop excellent levels of confidence at all ages, and exceptionally high level of understanding of how to progress supported by the strong, social, health and educational (PSHE) and other programmes'

ISI January 2017
Pastoral care, alongside our high academic standing and broad co-curricular programmes have built an impressive school where each child is valued, encouraged, challenged and supported to achieve their ambitions.

Each pupil’s welfare is central to this school. Academic, vocational, social, emotional and behavioural issues are addressed effectively to enable each pupil to grow in stature and wisdom.
The pastoral curriculum includes three weekly assemblies when speakers discuss the importance of contributing positively to school and home, the values inherent in the character programme of the month and celebrate contributions from pupils in sports, arts and academic achievements.

PSHE is taught weekly to every pupil and challenging issues are discussed openly to offer every pupil a growing awareness of their rights, responsibilities and ambitions.

Behavioural standards at this school are high and pupils develop and value respect for peers, teachers, the school and greater society. These standards are achieved through privilege and discipline codes which affirm the values central to this school.

Heads of year lead on pastoral matters and are supported by tutor teachers responsible for their tutor group who expect high standards of behaviour necessary to foster future relationships and good work habits.

The pastoral team is supported by our qualified care centre nurses.  A school counsellor attends one day each week.

Parent talks on aspects of raising teenagers are held termly and all are invited to attend these thought provoking evenings.

Our aim, which we achieve consistently with every pupil, is that they reach, and exceed, their potential academically and socially whilst enjoying a busy, broad and active school life. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and actions and to practice social responsibility through a wide range of leadership opportunities including school council representation, house leadership and culminating in prefectship and head girl and boy. Pupils leave us for ambitious universities as confident, caring and capable young people.