Pastoral Care

Oakfield Preparatory School

Pastoral Care

At Oakfield, pastoral care is vitally important to all who work within our community. Every child is made to feel valued and all pupils, teachers and parents are part of our Oakfield family.

Pupils' moral awareness is excellent. The school's behaviour code is well understood and pupils demonstrate a clear sense of right and wrong.

ISI Inspection Report 2014

We run nurture groups in almost every year group to help children who might be new, or who are experiencing difficulties of any kind. We also have a strong culture of listening to children through weekly circle times and a 'Worry Box' where they can write down any concerns they may have. All children are taught where to go to if they need help or support and are taught how to keep themselves safe.

Parents are encouraged to make the Class Teacher the first port-of-call in any enquiry about academic matters, and communications on pastoral matters are encouraged either through formal appointments or informal meetings at the start and end of the day, or via email directly to the teacher. In Years 2-6 the children's School Planner is a vital communication tool between home and school.

A Class Teacher’s role varies by year group, but all are responsible for managing the overall development of their Class and maintaining close contact with Senior Staff. Class Teachers deliver our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education programme whilst encouraging all pupils to make the most of their time at Oakfield to ensure their talents are developed to the full. Senior Pupils are given roles and responsibilities so that they feel valued in the community and are coached to be role models to which younger children will aspire.

At Oakfield we:

  • Foster positive, caring attitudes towards everyone where achievements at all levels are valued
  • Encourage independence and self-discipline so that all children learn to accept responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Have a consistent approach to behaviour throughout the school with parental co-operation and involvement
  • Aim to raise children’s self-esteem and foster a highly motivated environment throughout the school.
  • Promote and reward children for exhibiting our 6 C core values in their learning and behaviour


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