It is important that children feel they are known, safe, valued and respected.
Our class teachers take the lead in pastoral care, getting to know parents and carers swiftly through the many formal and informal opportunities that are provided. All teaching and support staff are involved too, reporting children's successes to the class teacher, so that achievements can be celebrated and shared.
Pupils have PSHE lessons throughout the week. We meet together as a whole school for assembly each Friday: here, we share news and celebrate successes. Pupils are encouraged to see themselves in the context of the wider school community.
When it comes to building character and resilience in schools, there is nobody better trained than Commando Joe’s team of highly skilled instructors.
Commando Joe’s is one of the Department’s Military Ethos Alternative Provision (MEAP) Programme providers. Commando Joe employ military veterans from across the armed forces to help instil certain aspects of military ethos, such as leadership, self-discipline and teamwork to help improve engagement, behaviour and educational attainment. Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the “world’s greatest living explore”, Commando Joe’s character education curriculum is designed to ensure ever child reaches their full potential.
Our Commando Joe works weekly with small groups, individuals and classes, delivering exciting, practical lessons based on seven character traits: