One of the real strengths of Queen’s College Junior School is its outstanding pastoral care. We really value the individuality of our children and provide the support and encouragement to enable them to flourish. Living and working together is a skill and supporting and respecting each other is at the heart of the Queen’s College ethos.
As a Methodist School we teach and embrace Christian values. The Form Teacher is the first point of contact for both children and their parents and their form group is their prime responsibility.
As well as having an active interest in the academic progress of each child, the Form Tutor knows what else the child is involved in, keeps an eye on peer-to-peer relationships and is the first port of call for parental discussion. In addition, the Headmistress is always present in the playground every morning for an informal chat – or a private appointment can be made through her PA.
Our Year 6 prefects have roles such as advocacy in the playground, and assisting in the smooth running and organisation of the school. In addition, there are regular meetings of the School Council where children from different year groups get together to plan improvements to the school such as developing play areas.
Every new pupil is given a buddy for the first few weeks when they join the school who shows them the ropes, introduces them to other children and takes them to lessons. Parents frequently comment on how quickly their son or daughter has settled in and how happy and confident they are at Queen’s College Junior School.
Our 24 hour pastoral care at Queen's is underpinned by robust policies and procedures, clear and sensible school rules and a supportive and enabling environment. Mrs Teri Underwood is the designated safeguarding lead for the whole of the Junior School.
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