Providing exception pastoral care is of the utmost importance. We know every pupil as an individual – so we know when they’re having a good day or a bad day, and can provide the right care at the right time.
Every member of staff is responsible for pastoral care. We also have a dedicated pastoral team, led by the Deputy Head, which includes our boarding staff, matrons, school nurse and tutors.
On joining the school, pupils are assigned to a small tutor group that includes children from different year groups. Tutors get to know their tutees extremely well, so they can provide the level of individual attention every child deserves. The relationship that develops between pupils and their tutor is very special. As well as meeting with the full tutor group, pupils meet their tutor in regular one-to-one sessions – giving them an opportunity to talk about anything that matters to them.
Our team of matrons, led by our vastly experienced and much-loved head matron, are available throughout the day to care for pupils. They pick children up when they are down or unwell, dispense medicines, resolve any sports kit or uniform issues, and generally provide a comforting and reassuring presence around school. They even take care of providing and labelling sports kit for our pupils!
Regular communication with parents is the cornerstone of our approach to pastoral care. We build close relationships with parents to support the education and wellbeing of every child. A happy child learns well, and we do everything we can to ensure our pupils enjoy their time at school and have the best opportunity to thrive.
Our caring and nurturing approach is just one of the ways we help children to stay children for longer at Maidwell.