Our pastoral wish is that every student that walks through our door feels a sense of belonging and we do everything in our power to make this come true.
Our dedicated team of tutors get to know each student in their group and are the first port of call for student or parent comments or queries. Tutors are easily contactable. Each tutor team is supported by a pro-active and caring Head of Year who in turn is supported by a warm, approachable and experienced Assistant Head. We understand, and have decades of experience of dealing with, the social situations and friendships surrounding girls, and from Day 1, we are proactive in making sure that these run as smoothly as possible for your daughter.
There are times of course when students experience physical, emotional, or mental struggles where support beyond the initial core group of people is helpful. For these instances we have an extended team of professionals. Our experienced School Nurses, who the students fondly call Matron, offer a medically trained eye to the situations brought to them. They also oversee multiple calm and relaxing spaces where students can take time out if needed. We also have the school dog, Oakley, who is loved by all she meets and has the capacity to diffuse any tense situation.
The dedicated School Counsellor is available for students to self-refer. Parents can also refer their children by emailing the Counsellor directly.
Our Chaplain is a listening presence for students, parents and indeed the whole community. She is often seen around school and offers either drop-in sessions or sessions by appointment. There are no criteria required to see the Chaplain: she is someone who roots for our students and is another valuable member of the extended pastoral team.
We work hard to ensure that our pastoral care has a proactive and positive side to it through our team of Wellbeing Prefects, the fun form time activities, external trips, visiting speakers and Wellbeing Days. We understand that these things provide opportunities for good times that our students will remember from their school days. Put alongside an age-appropriate, flexible and up to date PSHCE programme, which is delivered in a calm and comfortable environment we are confident we offer one of the best pastoral experiences available.