Pastoral Care

Our school motto ‘Be Kind’ encompasses our school values and underpins the life of the whole school community. At the root of everything we do is the belief that pupils should be enjoying their learning and that if this is the case then a child will be progressing across the curriculum. As such, we have a PSHCE programme of work called 'Learning 4 Life' which begins on a child’s very first day in school as well as simple, well-understood systems which support behaviour and personal development.

Pastoral care is knitted into the fabric of every subject, every activity and every day and is the combined effort of pupils, staff and parents. Communication ensures a safe, happy and positive learning environment for all. A child’s class teacher has pastoral responsibility and has regular daily, contact with the child and will liaise with parents as necessary.

We encourage our pupils to be outward looking, to see their place in the community of both the school and more widely and to be humble.

Opportunities for pupil input in the pastoral aspects of school life include pupil surveys and School Councils, our Green Team and the ever busy playground leaders. The highlight of each term is our 'Be Xtra Kind Day' where pupils in mixed classes from Reception to Year 6 learn about issues such as Human Rights.

We generally hold three assemblies a week; a Whole School assembly, Lower School assembly and Prep School assembly. These are led by staff, classes, visitors and most importantly pupils. Some of the assemblies even happen without the staff!

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