All children are placed in pastoral groups of 10 – 12 and assigned a teacher who will see them at least twice a day in this capacity. They will also teach your child for particular lessons.
Their role is to know your child inside and out and help to prepare them for the changes that come at Senior School. They will also aim to know what your hopes are for your child and together steer the child on their journey to their next school. Independence, organisation and ownership over their own learning are taught in this protective environment ensuring that, when they arrive at their new school in Year 9, they are prepared to be in a setting with much less direct supervision than primary school days and one that is likely to be a much larger (and potentially more overwhelming) environment.
As a result of supporting the children to become independent by following a timetable and moving classrooms for specialist lessons before they enter Senior School, your child will be more relaxed, happier and have an easier transition into the demands of Year 9.