Pastoral Care is the benevolent support provided by school staff ‘in loco parentis’ which underpins children’s social and emotional development. Pastoral care supports children through difficulties and keeps them on track to ensure that they are able to make the most of the opportunities provided, to maximise their potential and to experience success and a sense of well-being.
All school staff may be involved in providing pastoral support for pupils. The head teachers and form teachers play a key role, acting as ‘surrogate mummies and daddies’ and caring for the children in all kinds of ways. The deputy head and Head of Lower School provide an extra layer of support and continuity of care and the welfare staff ensure that warm, sensitive, high quality care is always available to children who become ill or distressed.
'The school has excellent standards and you can see this mirrored in the children's behaviour.' - A parent
'There is no better school...I love this school and I love my friends. They will always be in my heart.' - A Year 6 pupil
On four days each week our assemblies bring the school community together for prayer, reflection, singing and the celebration of achievements. All Lower School classes join together for assembly, while at the Upper School we have two assemblies – one for Years 2 and 3 and one for the children in Years 4, 5 and 6. In the assemblies, our ‘values of the week’ are presented and discussed, discussions are held about topics of importance, children perform on their musical instruments and, for the older pupils, current affairs are discussed. We also have regular class assemblies and these – along with the music assemblies – are open to parents.
St. Helen's College Limited: a Private Limited Company
Registered office: Parkway, Hillingdon, Middlesex, UB10 9JX
Registered in England, Company Number: 02607729
Lower School: 01895 272967
Upper School: 01895 234371
Proprietors and Principals:
Dominic Crehan & Jill Crehan
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