We firmly believe that when children are well settled socially and
emotionally, they will make good academic progress. We place a strong emphasis
on pastoral care from the moment the girls join the school. Every child
has a Form Teacher who is responsible for their pastoral well being. In
the First School there is a full time Teaching Assistant in each class
and sixth form girls are attached to every class so that the girls can
also develop a ‘big sister' relationship with the older students. Years 3 and 4 in the Lower School also have a
designated Teaching Assistant.
a full programme
of Personal Social and Health Education taught throughout the Junior
School to which outside speakers contribute and sensitive issues are discussed.
In Year 4 the girls
take part in a whole day workshop on Developing Positive Relationships. Circle Time sessions are a regular feature of Junior School
life and these help the girls to express their concerns and help them to solve
their problems in a supportive and safe environment.
A full time nurse and school counsellor are on hand to
support the pastoral care of the girls.