In EYFS and Pre-prep, they play a key role in providing pastoral care and responding to concerns of both child and parents. They are ideally placed for this as they are with the children through the whole school day.
Even as pupils move into Prep School (Years 4-6) and Senior School (Years 7-11) and spend more time with specialist teachers, the role of the Form Teacher remains the most important.
We have dedicated Tutor Times which follow the programmes:
‘Mindfulness Monday’, ‘Talking Tuesday’, ‘Wonder Wednesday’, ‘Thankful Thursday’, ‘Feel Good Friday.
Our pastoral-themed assemblies provide the opportunity for the children to come together to discuss important and varied topics from British values and mental awareness to bullying, Children in Need and a host of key dates which trigger topical discussions.
In our Celebration Assembly, we share and celebrate the amazing achievements of the children across the whole school.
The coveted roles of Head Boy and Head Girl ensure the pupil voice is heard, through their prefect appointments and through their role of chairing the School Council.
All pupils have the opportunity to nominate themselves to become a member of the School Council and each form votes their member in. Pupils in Year 8 are given the chance to become Peer Mentors for Year 7 to enable their transition to Senior School to be a smooth one. There is an important role designed by a pupil, The Pastoral Pupil Ambassador.