The support and care of the individual is of paramount importance at Beaudesert and we pride ourselves on the warm family atmosphere that we have created in our school. As in any family, however, things can sometimes go wrong and there are plenty of people that the children can turn to if they feel that they are worried about anything and all the staff have a role to play in the pastoral care and welfare of the children.
We have a strong form system at Beaudesert and the form teachers meet with their children every day. They are the first port of call if any problems arise for children or parents. The staff have a weekly pastoral meeting to share and discuss any concerns and there is also a pastoral team, including the Deputy Head, Head of Girls and Assistant Head (Pastoral) who meet regularly to monitor children’s welfare.
Within the boarding community, there are many residential staff, including our House Parents, Matrons and Gap Students as well as academic staff, all of whom support the boarders during their time at the school. We make regular contact with parents and encourage boarders to phone home in the evenings. The school also has an independent listener.
In the Pre-prep we seek to provide an exceptionally caring, friendly and family feel environment, where each child’s happiness is at the heart of everything we do. Praise and encouragement underpin all that we do in the Pre-prep department. Our children are seen and treated as individuals and are able to thrive and identify their potential through a range of activities, topics and clubs. They leave the Pre-prep as confident secure children, ready to face the next stage of their education as they make their way up the school.
The Matron’s Department, headed by qualified nurses, oversees all of the medical requirements of the school on a daily basis. They are available at all times of the day (and at night for the boarders) and stay in close contact with parents.