Pastoral Care

We are a happy and harmonious school where pupils are celebrated as individuals and a holistic approach is taken to their development. Self-confidence, respect for others and being a team player are key to the ethos of the school. The girls’ welfare is our number one priority and much care is taken to ensure that in each class there exists an atmosphere of supportive enterprise. Visitors often comment on the friendly, can-do attitude of Queen’s girls and the real spirit of camaraderie that exists within year groups, houses, sports teams and indeed across the entire school.

The social and emotional development of the children in our care is very important. We work hard to ensure that individuals’ needs are met at all times and that the girls feel they are valued and respected members of our community.

Every half term, pupils focus on a new theme for our assemblies which is linked to Every Child Matters and the social and emotional aspects of learning. This leads to a well-balanced delivery of whole school worship, year group discussions and key stage assemblies. We are passionate about our wider cultural identity and school messages embody different faiths and celebrations. The key life skills of respect, hard work, empathy and perseverance stand strong behind the ‘Honour Wisdom’ school motto.

Girls have developed their own set of school rules and a clear system of rewards is in place to encourage excellent behaviour towards both teachers and other classmates. These range from daily reward stickers and weekly Head Teacher’s Awards, to celebration assemblies and end of term prizes.

We know that we have strong relationships with both the children and the parents of our school. Communication between staff and parents is excellent with regular parental events, drop-in feedback sessions and a more general ‘open door’ policy. We endeavour to make all visitors feel welcome on our site.