Pastoral Care

BCS2603 (792)

Our pastoral care is outstanding, as recognised in the ISI 2016 inspection report, and the pupils are nurtured, cared for and supported by dedicated staff.  At Bishop Challoner we believe that if children are happy they will make good progress and thrive in a happy secure environment.

The class teacher has pastoral responsibility for those pupils in their class but all pupils are known to and supported by all teachers.

We recognise that children are more likely to achieve their potential when they are happy in their learning, well-motivated and proud of what they have achieved. As part of our pastoral care system, stars, or merits are awarded regularly. These may be for positive attitude, excellent effort, high standards of work, showing care to others, taking responsibility etc. All stars awarded are converted into house points which are accumulated as part of the whole school house system.

In Reception to Year 2, children collect stars on charts in the classroom and certificates may be awarded. From Year 3 upwards, children work towards personal awards, and receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum badges to recognise their achievements.

All pupils are in one of the four Houses which are part of the pastoral system running throughout the school from nursery to sixth form. The junior school elects Junior House Captains and Vice Captains each year and these pupils represent the junior school in House activities.

The junior school also has its own School Council and two representatives of Year 6 act as Junior Road Safety Officers as part of the Road Safety project run by Bromley Council.