An overriding aim is to ensure that pupils develop a love of learning and a love of school life. Taking care of a pupil’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing is of paramount importance on the road to success and from the earliest years, children have an identified adult to whom they can address their concerns, worries or questions. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, this is generally the Key Worker, though all staff develop positive relationships with the children and play an important role in identifying any issues that may arise.
From Reception, the boys have a Form Teacher who is responsible for addressing their every day needs. The Form Teacher also delivers the PSHE lessons and will naturally discuss issues of wellbeing as they arise. Parents are encouraged to contact the Form Teacher should they have any concerns and often, meetings can be arranged without appointment, either first thing in the morning or at the end of the school day.
The school also employs an experienced Learning Mentor who addresses individual welfare needs and works closely with pupils to develop self-confidence and self-esteem.