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.
Children in Year 3 and Year 4
Hydesville integrates individual academic attainment with a caring nurturing environment. They have good academic outcomes and very friendly, approachable staff.
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.
Son in Year 1
My son has attended Hydesville since nursery. From being a shy and quite anxious little boy, he progressed extremely well in his confidence and learning journey. All of which has been a credit to the nursery staff, reception teacher and his current year 1 teachers. For this, I would highly recommend Hydesville Tower School.
Your child will quickly learn that at Hydesville Tower School we respect each other, we learn what makes us different and we enjoy the sense of uniqueness this brings, we value each other and we care for each other. The happy and nurturing environment this creates means children feel comfortable being exactly who they are and fully able to thrive in all areas of school life.
Daughter in Reception
Mrs Dowen and colleagues in Reception have been amazing with my daughter and she continues to grow. The reason we chose Hydesville was for our children to receive quality time and attention, not just a number. Our expectations have been met well.