Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

Pastoral Care

Just like our teaching and learning, our commitment to pastoral care is as strong as ever at this difficult time

Pastoral Care

Just like our teaching and learning, our commitment to pastoral care is as strong as ever at this difficult time

Well-being check-ins

In the Prep School, all students will check in with their Class Teacher daily, at several points throughout the day. In the Senior School, there will be a weekly pastoral / well-being check-in slot for all classes with their form tutors. All Senior Pupils will have a set calendar item to remind them of this. Pupils will also have the opportunity to check-in with Mrs Smart (Pastoral Deputy) and their Form Tutor / Head of Key Stage if they wish. Form Tutors will ask all tutees if they would like to take this opportunity. These sessions will also be held on a Wednesday afternoon.

Reward System

During this time, teachers will email home to acknowledge pupils’ efforts and achievements. In the Prep School, green cards will also be awarded when appropriate.

House System

We hope to run some House events through the summer term, albeit virtually, to engage students across the school and key stages.

Charity Work

We feel it imperative we support our NHS at a time when its services are so stretched. In lieu of our enrichment programme, we will look at activities that could highlight this cause and potentially raise money from home. We very much value your feedback on this too and would like parents to be part of this drive. If you have any suggestions, please email Mrs Smart: rachel.smart@cognita.com

School Counsellor

Our school counsellor, Val Williams, has contacted the parents of the students she currently supports, to continue offering her services privately. Mrs Williams is also sending us information to support students and families during this difficult time, which we will continue to send out via parent mail.

Pastoral Concerns or Queries

It is important that pupils and parents know that we are here to support them during our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. If you have any pastoral or wellbeing concerns, please email: Mrs Layland in the Prep School: mary.layland@cognita.com or Mrs Smart in the Senior School: rachel.smart@cognita.com

01656 782509