Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please see our Back To School page for more information and guides for each site.

Upper School Pastoral Care

Just like our teaching and learning, our commitment to pastoral care is as strong as ever at this difficult time at our Upper School

Upper School Pastoral Care

Just like our teaching and learning, our commitment to pastoral care is as strong as ever at this difficult time at our Upper School

The wellbeing of our children must be our highest priority, and we know that these are testing times for all of our communities, but especially so for younger pupils, so lines of communication and support structures have been built in specifically to provide your children with the points of contact they may need to support them on an academic and emotional basis, as they would have at school under normal circumstances. To assist them in retaining that sense of community, we have built-in weekly assemblies with either Mr Newland, the Heads of Year or Mr Thorpe.

Your child will have access to their Form Tutor, Head of Year and class teachers at many points throughout the day.  Each day school will start off with a form period which is dedicated pastoral time. On top of this, drop-in sessions will be available to your child if they wish to take advantage of them.

Reward System

We will be rewarding both ‘normal’ lessons and enrichment achievements through our Class Charts rewards system. Tutors, Heads of Year and Mr Newland will be hoping to award commendations as normal as a reflection of those efforts.

House system

Our Assistant Head, Mr Albert, will be organising a House challenge each week and curriculum collapse days, for example, VE Day in May, to enrich the curriculum as we would normally do.

Charity work

Our commitment to our charities will continue as normal, coordinated by our Charity Committee.

Pastoral concerns or queries

Your child will have access to their Form Tutor, Head of Year and class teachers at many points throughout the day. Each day, school will start off with a form period which is dedicated pastoral time. Academic staff are available via Teams within the chat function, and academic tutorials will also be arranged as needed.

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