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Pastoral Care

Our Philosophy

Our philosophical foundation is based on the belief that:

“Avon House is a family, concerned for the happiness and general well-being of all.  Celebrating and supporting every pupil begins with self-esteem, honesty, fairness, integrity, respect for oneself and respect for others.  In our happy, secure environment the emphasis is placed on each pupil being recognised as a valued individual.  We hope our pupils will develop their full potential in both academic and non-academic fields, with a strong moral understanding of truth, equality and humanity.  We aim to give our pupils life-enhancing strategies to build on as they progress towards the adult world.”

The well-being of all our pupils is a very important part of belonging to the school family. We inspire all pupils to contribute as much to school life as possible, this is established through our ethos statement and the UNICEF rights of the child charter which we are proud to be part of.

The class teacher monitors both academic progress and the general well-being of every pupil and will raise any concerns with the pastoral leads.  The class teacher is the first point of contact if parents wish to discuss any aspects of their pupil’s progress both academically and holistically.  The Head Teacher chairs the Pastoral Care team which consists of the four Heads of House who meet regularly to discuss welfare issues of the pupils and to put support mechanisms in place where required.