Pastoral Care

Students on a home made boat in the water smiling

Balancing mind, body and spirit

We want your daughter to achieve her academic, creative and athletic potential. We also want her to be happy, well-adjusted and fulfilled. That’s why we’re here with her through every success and failure, the good times and the bad.

There’s always someone here to listen

Every girl has a Form Tutor who acts as her mentor, someone they meet every day who helps them excel academically and develop their talents. Heads of Year and senior members of staff make it their priority to integrate pastoral care into every aspect of school life.

Friendships that last a lifetime

Our year groups are close knit and have a real sense of identity, and the House system provides opportunities for leadership responsibilities and for making friends across the School. The friendships girls forge will form an essential support network in the years to come.

We take online security very seriously

We have a dedicated E-Safety Officer and a ‘cyber mentor’ system that trains Sixth Formers to talk to younger pupils about staying safe online and using social media wisely.

Parents can talk to us

As well as timetabled meetings during the year, parents can speak to the Head Mistress, Assistant Heads or Heads of Year if they have concerns. Their contact details are on the Parent Portal. We also offer Parent Information sessions with outside speakers half a dozen times a year.

We make pastoral care our priority

The LEH Wellbeing Programme is a planned, developmental system of learning through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole school approach, the Programme develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Once a year, the whole school comes off timetable to celebrate Wellbeing Day, which aims to help pupils to find balance and fulfilment in their sometimes hectic lives by teaching how their bodies and minds function, so they can look after themselves better during times of stress.

We have two school nurses and girls can refer themselves to our counsellor at any time. We also hold classes and workshops to support their personal, social, health and economic education. Last year, our girls received age appropriate advice on a host of topics ranging from coping with stress and staying safe to health issues like breast cancer and HIV prevention.
 

LEH Wellbeing programme

The health and well-being of our students is LEH's highest priority. We work together with specialist professionals who provide the best possible advice and care through our wide and varied PSHE curriculum which runs throughout the Junior and Senior School. Our programme is concerned with maintaining optimal health, safety and wellness of every student so they thrive both socially and academically.

Please click on the cover for full details of the LEH Wellbeing Programme in the Senior School. 

 

 

 

 

Settling in at senior School

LEH is a welcoming, safe community where students establish strong relationships, learning alongside other talented girls. We know that building a new girl’s sense of “belonging” is vital. So we arrange a comprehensive programme of events to make settling in as easy as possible.

Fun events like treasure hunts, team building and New Girls’ lunches are highly successful in helping girls to bond. Getting involved in sport, music, drama, clubs and societies is a sure-fire way to win friends. Your daughter will soon become part of the team, feel valued, and automatically belong.

Our teachers always bear in mind what it’s like to be a small fish in a large pond. A friendly word often work wonders, and they always make a point of saying “Hello” and smiling at any girl who’s on their own or looks lost. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your daughter is happy, healthy and thrives at LEH.