Pastoral Care Overview
The outstanding pastoral care provided at Reed's places all pupils at the heart of the School, with an emphasis on values, character and a range of experiences to provide a rounded education.
We are very proud of the pastoral care and spiritual well-being provided as it is absolutely critical to our values: happy and secure children are far more likely to thrive in and outside the classroom. Our pastoral care underpins the very essence of school life. All pupils are nurtured and encouraged, from the various induction programmes to welcome new pupils before they actually start, right though every day of the pupil’s time at the school and even beyond. Enabling all pupils to flourish and build confidence without arrogance is very rewarding and everyone who works at Reed’s is very proud to go the extra mile for each and every pupil.
The pastoral care is multi-layered with Heads of Section, Heads of House and Year Heads working in concert with tutors, pupils and parents to foster the interests and strengths of each young person, as well as support their needs. The Heads of The Close, Middle School and Sixth Form lead each age group. Within these sections, Heads of House and Year Heads, along with a team of tutors, are responsible for overseeing the all-round development of each individual.
Care is planned and tailored specifically for boys up the age of sixteen and then further evolves in the co-educational Sixth Form, where the Head of Girls oversees induction, pastoral and academic needs of each girl while the dedicated Sixth Form Team ensures that all pupils are prepared for A Levels, young adulthood, and life beyond Reed’s.
Alongside an emphasis on personal development, we have an extensive range of support structures to provide the safety net which will prevent any individual falling through as they explore and learn. Support is bolstered by an additional team of specialist practitioners including Medical Centre Staff, Counsellors, Social Skills Tutor, Physiotherapist, and Matrons.
Above all the whole community at Reed’s contributes, creating an encouraging atmosphere and providing opportunities which allow pupils to gain confidence, flourish and feel valued as individuals.