Well-being and Pastoral
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Dr Kate Middleton is a psychologist with a particular interest in the way our emotions affect us. She's passionate about helping people keep emotionally healthy in spite of what life throws at them, & making sure they reach their full potential. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband, two children and (at last count) three cats.
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Simon Year 5
Good pastoral care, like good parenting, is about knowing when to hold a child’s hand and when to let go. At Kingshott we are very conscious of the responsibility we have in raising children.
Children require structure, boundaries and parameters that give them the security and comfort to live their lives. Pastoral care is there to give clarity to what is expected, to guide children when they need help and to discipline when required.
All children are allocated a Form Teacher, who is responsible for delivering the PSHCE (Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship) scheme of work, as well as being the first port of call when dealing with any other matters. As children move up the school, not only do they turn to their Form Teacher in times of need, but all other members of staff are on hand to help. Children are encouraged to speak to those staff with whom they are most comfortable.
Our House system supports a vertical pastoral system. Children in Year 3 to 8 are allocated a House. This serves to generate a healthy competitiveness throughout the school, and also encourages the children to socialise across the age range. It is not uncommon to see a seven year old and a twelve year old working together towards the success of a House team.
Pastoral responsibilities do not start and end with the staff. Senior children take the lead in exercising responsibility for ‘looking after’ the younger children. Years 7 and 8 children in particular spend time during breaks playing with the Pre-Prep children as well as sitting with Year 3 children at lunchtimes. There are elected Pre-Prep Prefects who hold positions of responsibility, taking part in assemblies, prize giving ceremonies and other functions.
All these things create a supportive environment where we all feel part of the Kingshott family.â
Have a look at the links wall below to see a visual representation of all the information we have gathered on wellbeing. Each link is clickable and will take you to the website or pdf. You can add comments. If you have any additional suggestions, please email Mrs Burrows
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