Pastoral care is our highest priority. Our teachers are fully involved in life in and out of the classroom and this enables them to know and support all our pupils.
There is a very close understanding between our pupils, parents and staff, which ensure that we are able to support them when things are good, and when they face challenges. We help our pupils to remain positive, learn from all experiences, and take opportunities to improve and be the best they can be.
Our annual ‘Making a Difference’ MAD day unites our community in charity awareness and fundraising activities. Further charity and environmental events occur throughout the calendar, such as the RNLI refreshments fundraiser, MENCAP, and Harvest festival donations, planned and led by the children themselves.
Our pupils are nurtured to:
- adopt a positive attitude
- gain personal confidence and self-esteem through taking on new challenges
- develop their self-awareness and social skills
- develop and extend their key skills of communication, problem-solving, creativity, critical thinking, leadership and co-operation
- enhance their overall well-being by developing resilience
- be active in conservation and sustainable development
- acquire and develop a range of skills in outdoor activities, fieldwork, exploration, journeys and expeditions
- learn to appreciate the benefits of physical activity and the lifelong value of participation in healthy leisure activities
- display an increased motivation and appetite for self-directed learning that will contribute to raised levels of attainment in other aspects of their development
- play a positive role in the St Lawrence College Community and the wider Community.
Our Christian ethos underpins our pastoral care, through assemblies, services, lessons and discussion. Our school Chaplain is very well known amongst our community and runs weekly optional Christian Union Lighthouse activities for children. The teachings are age appropriate and offer opportunities for reflection for Christian children, those of other faiths and those of no defined faith.
For busy parents our inclusive wrap around care from 8.00am to 5.00pm can be extended to supper club and flexi or weekly boarding.
We are an inclusive school where we believe all children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. We have high expectations for all our children whatever their ability or needs and aim to fulfil these through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are members of the community, and everybody’s voice is heard, encouraged and valued.