Pastoral Care

We believe that children learn best when they are happy.

We therefore aim to provide a happy, familial atmosphere where children learn and play harmoniously in a secure and caring environment.

The class teachers naturally have overall responsibility for the pastoral care and wellbeing of each child in their class and should you have any concerns or worries, they should be your first port of call. However, every member of staff will get to know and be available for all of the children at any time.

We have high expectations of good manners and behaviour at The New School and we pride ourselves on our strong local reputation. We strive to maintain a positive approach to behaviour management with an emphasis on praise and encouragement. Children’s efforts, both academic and behavioural, are recognised and rewarded constantly, for example in our weekly celebration assemblies.

Kindness and respect for one another are continually encouraged and key moral values, such as tolerance, honesty, reliability, perseverance and mutual support, are taught and explored in both our curriculum and day-to-day interactions.