pastoral care
pastoral care

Pastoral care

Happiness and welfare is a priority

The happiness and general welfare of our girls is of prime importance and all members of staff are involved in their pastoral care. We encourage a safe and supportive learning environment in which everyone feels safe, comfortable and secure.

Our structured programme of Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) aims to build self-esteem and interpersonal relationships. It also raises awareness about important health-related issues and focuses on mindfulness.

The girls have regular ‘circle time’ sessions, a forum in which they can discuss issues of common interest and help one another. This helps to enhance social skills, develop self-esteem and to initiate collective responsibility.

The girls also learn about citizenship, making a positive contribution to their community, about the institutions of British life and culture and e-safety. 

Discussions in class settings, as well as in pupil led committees for Sustainability, School Council and Charity gives the girls opportunities to affect positive change in our community.

Healthy and nutritious food

Our dedicated catering team provides fresh, home-cooked snacks and lunches, including a vegetarian option. We support local businesses wherever possible, particularly with our fruit and vegetables. The girls choose from a variety of tasty hot and cold foods and enjoy Meat- Free Mondays. Our menus can be found online.

Communication

We aim to communicate frequently and effectively, as we believe the partnership between school and home is paramount. This is achieved through parents and staff communicating: via the reading records/ homework diaries, talking at drop off and pick up, by email or on the telephone. All staff are available to discuss any concerns or just to touch base with parents whenever mutually convenient.

All girls adhere to the Channing Promise

Pupils developed The Channing Promise to articulate the School’s core values and Code of Conduct to which every member of the School community commits.

At Channing School, we:

  • Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
  • Think of others and be aware of their feelings.
  • Create a positive and supportive environment where we have the freedom to act, think and be heard.
  • Make the most of the opportunities we are given.
  • Treat all people fairly.