Pastoral care is the cornerstone of an Eaton Square Senior School education. Supporting and guiding pupils to enable them to tackle the challenges of adolescence and beyond with confidence and positivity.
Each pupil has a Form Tutor who they meet with morning and afternoon, thus enabling them to form positive and supportive working relationships. The Form Tutor is the initial point of contact for parents and pupils. The role of the Form Tutor is to act as a champion to each of their tutees, as well as monitoring their emotional wellbeing and academic progress. In addition, they guide, support, encourage and recognise effort and achievement alongside celebrating individual success.
Heads of Section and Form Time
Each Year Group is split into smaller Forms, these meet promptly with their Form Tutors at 8.30am, every morning. This is an important time for pupils to discuss their progress. All pupils participate in the Form Time and Assembly schedule, which is an extension of our Wellbeing Curriculum and focuses on relevant pastoral areas.
The Heads of Section are responsible for overseeing their Section of the School and work with Form Tutors to ensure an outstanding level of pastoral care tailored to the needs of each individual is provided.
Wellbeing is a weekly timetabled lesson for all pupils. Lessons encourage pupils to lead healthy and responsible lives. They gain knowledge and skills that will equip them to deal with moral, spiritual, cultural and political issues. To further support this, pupils from all year groups benefit from a variety of talks delivered by visiting speakers on a range of subjects including safer use of technology, positive body image and managing anxiety.
We believe that school provides the perfect platform to develop important skills for life beyond the classroom. Each week, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 participate in a weekly leadership development lesson that aims to encourage pupils to gain a greater insight into themselves and develop a clear understanding of their own and others’ strengths.
Pupils are encouraged to apply for one of the many positions of leadership to further develop as individuals. Roles range from Form Captain to School Council where they are encouraged to share their views and help shape the future of the School. The Year 11 Leadership Team provides a strong link between staff and pupils.
Eaton Square pupils are pioneers helping to shape the foundations upon which future years will be based. This is a rare opportunity and one that our pupils have embraced. From developing a new house system to considering pupil leadership structures within the school, our pupils have had brilliant ideas that they have seen transformed into reality.