Pastoral partnerships

Responsibility for the happiness and all-round development of each child stems from an effective partnership between parents and the school.  We like to operate an ‘open door’ policy and if parents have any worries or concerns about any aspect of their daughter’s welfare or progress we advise the following pathway of communication: 

  • Class teacher
  • Director of Studies - academic matters
  • Deputy Head of Lower School - pastoral matters
  • Head of Lower School - all school matters  

Likewise, if we notice any problems occurring, then we will approach them immediately. 

At the end of the summer term and at the beginning of the Autumn Term, all parents of girls in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are invited to attend an introductory Presentation Evening. We hold two meetings in order that parents have maximum opportunity to attend.  At these meetings the child’s class teacher will explain their aims for the year ahead, which teaching methods will be used and how parents can help.  Parents’ Evenings are held twice a year; written reports are issued at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms, with a mid-year target summary given to parents.

If any child experiences difficulties in accessing the curriculum at any stage, a discussion will take place between the parents and class teacher so that learning support can be implemented if deemed necessary.

Throughout the year, parents are kept informed about school events and issues through a weekly e-newsletter, emails and letters. Copies of these and all other correspondence can be found on the School’s Firefly VLE.