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Pastoral Care

"Leaders promote a coherent, integrated and nurturing approach to the well-being of pupils." 

Ofsted, 2018

We know that our students will only achieve their best when they are happy and well (both physically and emotionally).  We are fully committed to the personal and social development of all students in our care and have been recognised nationally for the outstanding support we offer here.

All staff members recognise their pastoral responsibilities within school and we are proud of the supportive culture that exists at Newstead Wood School. All our students look out for each other and will always be ready to offer support and kindness or seek additional support for a fellow student. All students will have a form tutor who usually moves through the Key Stage with them. Their Head of Year and Senior Leaders in school work together with our pastoral support staff to provide excellent pastoral care for all. 

We provide an open and tolerant environment in which all young people can grow in confidence and feel free and able to be themselves. Students know that there is always someone on hand to listen. 

Our Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) programme addresses many issues which girls and young women face as they grow up in today’s world. We ensure we cover topics such as internet safety and friendships to health, self-image and responsibility. We also make full use of external organisations such as ‘Bromley and Lewisham Healthwatch’, ‘Your Choice, Your Voice’ and ‘Mind Tonic’.  

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Social and Emotional Wellbeing refers to a state of positive mental health and wellness. It involves a sense of optimism, confidence, happiness, clarity, achievement, supportive and satisfying relationships with others, and a sense of understanding oneself whilst responding to one’s own emotions.

At Newstead Wood School we recognise that there are times when it is possible that students may need some extra support and help to manage unfamiliar situations and feelings.

“I need to talk to someone…”

Who can I talk to in school?

  • Your Form Tutor
  • Your Head of Year
  • Our Student Support Manager- based in the Student Support Room
  • One of our School Counselling team – make an appointment through your Head of Year
  • Any member of staff in the school community will be willing to listen and try to help you if you ask them

Our pastoral team is experienced and able to provide support in school. Whilst, we aim to support in every way we can there is a wide range of external support available which maybe a good starting point for you if you need additional support and guidance. 

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