The wellbeing of our girls will always be our number one priority. We know that happy girls succeed, so from the moment they arrive at Cadogan House we ensure every girl knows that her individuality will be celebrated.
Our staff build strong relationships with our girls so they know that they always have somewhere to turn. The class teacher is responsible for a girl’s welfare, and they are supported by a dedicated pastoral team. All staff are trained to help our girls navigate through the challenges they will inevitably encounter, and are always on hand to provide expert guidance to parents in times of need. Many of our staff are trained Mental Health First Aiders.
Community and Pupil Voice
We work hard to ensure that our girls know their voices are heard, so we always listen to what they tell us about their school experiences. We provide opportunities for pupil leadership, including Head Girls and Year 6 Heads of Houses, class monitors and representatives on the School Council, and Environmental Action Team.
Pupils in Years 3, 4, and 5 are members of Community Council and Class Responsibility Group (The 3cs), while pupils in Year 6 are grouped as ‘leaders’ or ‘learners’ taking responsibility for areas around the school. Prep school pupils also come together with the Senior girls regularly for assembly providing a wonderful opportunity for reflection and celebration as a community.
Life isn’t always easy, and occasionally some girls may require additional support throughout their time with us. Our school counsellors, have over 40 years of experience working with young people and are popular members of the whole school community. Our pastoral leadership team supports girls who may be struggling with challenges such as family bereavement or low self-esteem.
Our staff share their commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We maintain a culture where young people feel able to share concerns, know how to approach adults if they find themselves in difficulty and where support is easily available and accessible. Our Cadogan House safeguarding team comprises staff who meet regularly to deal with cases and analyse pastoral trends. The team is led by Melanie Horn, and supported by the leadership team, who work closely with the Senior School safeguarding team to ensure the transition of pastoral information between our schools.