We know that for young people to thrive both inside and outside the classroom, they need to know that they matter and that they are fully supported by a robust provision of pastoral care.
This continues to be a priority for us at Lambrook. Overseen by our Head of Pastoral Care, we teach our children to look after themselves and to look after others, empowering each one from Nursery through to Year 8 to value themselves, one another and to demonstrate respect and kindness. We place a real emphasis on the mental health of our children, equipping them with the skills to be resilient and to cope when life gets difficult, and also to be brave enough to ask for help when they are unable to.
Our class sizes are small and pastorally we are able to care for and shape our pupils through a tailored and nurturing programme. Our teachers, boarding staff, matrons, Chaplain, office staff and Heads of Year are always available to support pupils and the children are also welcome to use our in-house School Counsellor as an independent listening ear.
Pastoral care works best when the school and parents are working together in partnership; at Lambrook, we strive to support those supporting our children and encourage regular communication and a programme of training courses for both staff and parents. We believe that through this partnership, we are together, able to help our children navigate the world around them, both now and in the future.