King Edward’s pastoral care is rightly fêted as a major strength of the School. Our aim is to enable each individual’s human flourishing and development of their full potential. So pastoral care is both a support network and the aspect of education that allows us to become and develop the people we can be.
In another context, the School’s spiritual life (as expressed in our motto “A place to lodge Christ in”) gives pupils a sense of fundamental values that helps them to orientate themselves within that framework.
Every member of the school community plays a role in creating a supportive, exciting and enjoyable place of learning and personal development at King Edward’s. Like many traditional schools, our seven Houses are the heart of the community, a home from home for both day pupils and boarders. The School’s pastoral life is led by the Deputy Head who supports a diverse, experienced team comprising House staff, Chaplain, counsellors, nurses and visiting GPs.
Pushing Boundaries My approach with the pupils during activity time has been quite specific. I drew on my own experiences of being at school. I remember how rich and varied my education was, but I found it difficult to genuinely express myself. There was so much to process, learn and demonstrate with the added pressure...