Excellent pastoral care ensures happy children
We believe that children flourish when they feel valued in a secure, welcoming and friendly environment which ensures they can grow personally, socially, spiritually and intellectually. We believe that happy children learn the most effectively and as such, excellent pastoral care underpins all we do.
The day-to-day pastoral care is in the hands of our caring and nurturing class teachers who are supported by our senior teaching staff. Alongside this, our close-knit community enables open, two-way communication with parents and we work closely with families to support each child.
During teaching time, our PSHE curriculum supports our pastoral ethos: experienced staff lead discussions on the ways children can support each other with positive interactions and older pupils are taught skills to help support their younger counterparts and be positive role models.
When children need a little extra support, we offer pastoral drop-in times with our Deputy Head and school dog, Pippin, who the children find to be a terrific calming influence. We also have specialist support available as needed including a school counsellor and an ELSA.
Our school dog, Pippin
The House system also fosters great community spirit, allowing friendships to form between year groups.
We aim to help the children behave responsibly and co-operatively, showing concern and empathy towards one another by considering the 5Rs (our five key values) in all we do: