The cherishing of the individual is at the heart of our School policy.
Each pupil has a Form Teacher who oversees his or her academic progress, who is on hand to give guidance and support on pastoral matters and who should be regarded as a parent’s/guardian’s first point of contact in all matters.
Pupils have easy access to Form Tutors, subject staff, Heads of Year, Heads of Houses and the Senior Leadership Team. This choice results in greater flexibility for the pupil than a rigid structure would provide. The staff are well aware of their responsibilities in this field and of the need for close liaison with parents.
In the Junior School, the Heads of Year oversee the pastoral care of their year group in conjunction with the Assistant Head of Junior School.
In the Senior School, usually the Form Tutor or Head of Year would be the best person to contact.
The Heads of the Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form, the Deputy Heads or the Headmaster should be approached for serious or urgent concerns.
In addition the Chaplain, Nursing Sisters or the Peer Mentors are available for confidential discussions. Pupils may also contact the School’s external counsellor whose number is displayed around the school.