There is nothing more important to us than the happiness and wellbeing of the children in our care; this takes priority above all else. As such pastoral care at our school is all-encompassing and cannot be tied neatly into a box. Every member of staff is actively responsible for ensuring that all pupils feel safe, can express themselves and seek support and guidance when needed.
We have effective measures in place allowing us to identify and respond to the individual needs of our pupils. Furthermore, we foster a culture of openness and procedures for pupils to express their concerns are well established.
Prep School Pastoral Care
In the Prep School, Mrs Manjit Chand, Deputy Head and Head of Prep School, has oversight of pastoral care and works alongside our perceptive class teachers on all pastoral matters. Together, they provide appropriate support in a friendly and approachable manner ensuring our pupils get the very best care. Due to the small nature of our school, a defining feature of which we are proud and protective, class teachers get to know their pupils very well so soon notice any changes in behaviour. We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and will not tolerate unkind or unfriendly attitudes in class or on the playground. Furthermore, we foster a culture of openness and procedures for children to express their concerns are well established here.
Mr & Mrs Liu
Son in Year 4
We knew this was the right school for our son from the moment we visited. It is the best decision we have made for his education.
Senior School Pastoral Care
Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)
As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.
- Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
- Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
- Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
- Remain positive and hopeful!
- Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
- Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine
You can find out more here: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-exam-time/
Mr Sheldon & Dr Butler
Daughter in Year 8
We looked at every state and independent school in the Midlands and even though our daughter gained a place at a local grammar school, we all felt Hydesville was a much better environment for her with excellent pastoral care and intimate class sizes. We are extremely happy to say we have not been disappointed.