We believe that much of what takes place in school contributes to the personal and social development of the pupils and is therefore, in its broadest sense, part of every pupil's entitlement through a curriculum that promotes these ends.
In school, we aim to provide pastoral care that is complementary to that given at home, as the teaching staff act in loco parentis. The class teacher is an important point of contact between home and school and it is hoped that parents will endeavour to establish a close relationship with the school through both the Principal and the class teacher.
As a school we have a statutory duty to assist social services departments acting on behalf of children in need or enquiring into allegations of child abuse. As well as this statutory duty we have a pastoral responsibility towards our pupils and we recognise that pupils have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. Children cannot learn effectively unless they feel safe and secure. We therefore have a child protection policy that reflects both our statutory duty and our pastoral responsibilities, which can be downloaded below.