Strathearn School

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Pastoral Care


Our pastoral care policy is centred on the pupil and begins with the careful transition programme for prospective Prep 1 pupils and their parents, prior to commencing school in September. There is also an induction programme for all new pupils which enables them to settle quickly and confidently, at whatever age or stage of the academic year they may join the school.

Every member of the Strathearn Preparatory Department's staff has a role in enabling the pupils to gain maximum benefit from their time at school, but the child’s class teacher is the key figure in the pastoral system.

At the beginning of every academic year, parents are invited to give any information, medical or personal, which they feel the school needs to know, in order that due care and consideration may be given to their daughter. Parents are encouraged to contact the school at any stage throughout the year, if they feel that any new information should be added to their daughter’s file.

As well as the scheduled parent-teacher consultations which are held twice a year; we are always glad to meet with parents to discuss their daughter’s progress and personal development or to talk over any concerns they might have. If this need arises parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the class teacher,  with Mrs Andrews (in her capacity as pastoral lead) or Mrs Martin.

In Penrhyn, we aim to provide a caring, supportive and safe environment in which pupils can learn and develop to their full potential. One way in which we seek to protect our pupils is by helping them to acquire the confidence and skills they need to keep themselves safe. If anyone has a concern about a child’s safety they may talk to the appropriate form teacher; to Mrs Andrews, who is the designated teacher for Child Protection, or to Mrs Martin.

Flyers containing a synopsis of the School Policies on Child Protection, Drugs and Anti-Bullying are provided for parents on the enrolment of their daughter and at regular intervals thereafter.

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