Pastoral care is a key part of any schools provision. At Finborough, the pastoral care we provide is of paramount importance to the success and well-being of all our pupils. The pastoral support network enables our pupils to feel happy, secure and in a position to achieve their academic potential.
The ‘Finborough family’ truly is an environment where pupils, parents and staff feel welcome, and assured that everyone is looking out for each other. The balanced low pupil numbers throughout the school from nursery to 6th form are such that cross school integration and involvement are part of everyday life.
The pastoral structure of the school ensures a consistent and attentive approach to pupil care; form tutors, lower/upper school heads, pastoral deputy head, designated safe guarding lead (in addition to other staff who are safeguarding trained)and boarding house staff all offer pupils support, advice and guidance. The pastoral team meet weekly to discuss pupil issues as well as future pastoral plans and progress.
Within the school week pupils have allocated time slots dedicated to the delivery of pastoral topics. Pupils in both the prep and senior school have 20 minutes of tutorial time, PSHE lessons and on a 3 weekly carousel pupils from prep 1 to year 13 are involved in the A-L-B cycle. A- Assembly, L – Leadership programme and B – Buddy mentoring. Each of these delivers important messages and offers the opportunity to develop valuable skills through the interaction between the year groups.
Pupils at Finborough feel comfortable and confident to approach fellow pupils, senior pupils and staff about any issues they may have, and have a sense of security whilst at school.
‘The best preparation for life’ is developing our pupils into mature and approachable young adults who will make a difference in whatever walk of life they choose.