School Life

Pastoral Care

We know that one of the most important things for a parent is to know that their child enjoys coming to school each day. We place Pastoral Care at the centre of everything we do.

We have high expectations in terms of manners, discipline and general behaviour and these expectations are introduced from Reception.  During PSHE lessons and Form Time, staff will discuss topics such as bullying and relationships with others.  Assemblies target particular subjects such as table manners and looking people in the eye – often using amusing methods to convey the message.  (It has been known for the Headmaster to present assembly dressed in black tie!)

As a small school, we are able to be aware of any issues which may be affecting the children in our care and we discuss such matters at our weekly staff meetings.

An Independent Listener visits the school on a regular basis and is available to see children individually following a discussion with parents.  All children know that they can talk to her, and her contact details and those of Childline are posted throughout the school.  Of course, more minor situations are always dealt with swiftly by Form Teachers or other members of staff and children are encouraged to share any worries they may have.