Introduction

Bloomfield Collegiate School’s pastoral support is of crucial importance in creating an environment where our pupils feel secure, know they are valued, and are being educated in a caring community.

We were delighted when the Inspectorate reported that the “the quality of the pastoral care is very good” in the school. However, we are also dedicated to continuous improvement, and we provide an evolving, responsive and comprehensive Personal Development programme for each pupil, evaluated regularly through consultation with contributions from all staff members, pupils and parents.

If you have arrived at this page because you have a concern, no matter how big or small, we suggest that your first step should be to get in touch with your daughter’s Form Teacher or Head of Year and we will try to talk through ways of dealing with the concern.

It is difficult for any written text to convey the quality of pastoral care. Many visitors to the school comment on the friendliness of the girls and the welcome they receive from the moment they walk through the front doors. We hope you get a sense of that warmth from the following outline of our pastoral care.

Wellbeing and Academic Success

Our pastoral policies and practice receive strong support from all members of staff. We believe that positive academic, social and personal outcomes are supported by strong pastoral care within the school. Every day in class, our pupils are taught to work with their peers, building friendships and valuing the contributions and views of others. We encourage the girls to become sympathetic and sensitive to each other’s needs, developing the skills and resilience necessary to face the challenges of GCSE and A-Level examinations.

Whether they are in the classroom or in extra-curricular activities, the girls’ achievements are recognised and celebrated. We have a Merit System and a Gifted and Talented programme. Successes are also rewarded every week in assembly presentations and, of course, at the annual Prize Day ceremony.

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