The wellbeing of our pupils will always be our number one priority. Our established network of support, advice and care enables them to flourish emotionally, socially and academically. We know that happy pupils succeed.
Our staff build strong relationships with our pupils so they know that they always have somewhere to turn. The pastoral Form Tutor and Head of Year are responsible for girls’ welfare, and boarders are additionally supported by a Housemistress and assistants; who are also members of our teaching staff. This dual role ensures staff can take a holistic view of a child’s progress and wellbeing.
Community and Pupil Voice
We work hard to ensure that our pupils know their voice is heard. Pupils meet twice a week for assembly, one of which is a whole school gathering and the other a House assembly. Our school council actively seeks the opinions of the student body and shares feedback with senior staff, and the Head Pupils meet with the Senior Leadership Team regularly.
All pupils have access to professional counselling support. Our school counsellors have experience of working with young people and are well-respected members of our school community. They work closely with the pastoral leadership team and help to alleviate any pressures that might fall onto young shoulders.
The Medical Centre provides our pupils with a high standard of care. At least one nurse is on duty at all times.
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 safeguarding team comprises staff who meet regularly to deal with cases and analyse pastoral trends. The team is led by the Deputy Head, Pastoral Ms Alison Davies, and supported by other members of the RMS teaching staff.
We cannot thank you enough for the opportunities that have been opened up to the girls both educationally, pastorally and socially. This support has provided them with the greatest start they could have possibly asked for in their lives. To us they have blossomed into well balanced, confident young women and this is in major part due to RMS.