Pastoral care is the cornerstone of an Eaton Square education. By demonstrating warmth, kindness, compassion and encouragement, we give pupils the perfect conditions to thrive.
Form Tutors are the primary point of contact for pupils and their parents, and their role is to champion students while monitoring their emotional wellbeing and academic progress. Form Time and Assemblies are an extension of our Wellbeing Curriculum, providing space to explore relevant pastoral areas.
Form Tutors are supported in this role by Heads of Section to ensure each individual is provided with an outstanding level of tailored pastoral care.
Heads of Section and Form Time
Each Year Group is split into smaller Forms, these meet promptly with their Form Tutors at 8.30am, every morning. This is an important time for pupils to discuss their progress. All pupils participate in the Form Time and Assembly schedule, which is an extension of our Wellbeing Curriculum and focuses on relevant pastoral areas.
The Heads of Section are responsible for overseeing their Section of the School and work with Form Tutors to ensure an outstanding level of pastoral care tailored to the needs of each individual is provided.
Wellbeing is a weekly timetabled lesson for all pupils, where they are encouraged to lead healthy and responsible lives. Lessons are delivered by teaching staff and visiting speakers, covering a range of moral, spiritual, cultural and political issues, such as safer use of technology, positive body image and managing anxiety.
In line with our emphasis on leadership skills, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 participate in a weekly leadership development lesson to help develop a clear understanding of their own and others’ strengths. Pupils are also encouraged to apply for one of the many leadership opportunities the school offers, such as Form Captain and positions on the School Council, while the Year 11 Leadership Team provides a strong link between staff and pupils.
Eaton Square pupils all have a voice in shaping the school’s future. From developing a new House system to considering pupil leadership structures within the school, our pupils are given the freedom to devise and express brilliant ideas, with many transformed into reality.