A s a boarding school, it is our responsibility to develop the social and emotional aspects of learning in every pupil. Through our guidance they will become more successful pupils as they will be better equipped to manage their feelings, overcome difficulties and work and play cooperatively.

Within each of these social and emotional aspects of learning there are a number of individual skills – social, emotional and behavioural skills. These include skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, or sticking at things when they get difficult. They underlie almost every aspect of school, home and community life, including effective learning, positive behaviour and getting on with other people.

Whole-school issues include topics like behaviour, health and safety, special educational needs and child protection, for which no single member of the school community is solely responsible.

It is the duty of every teacher to promote these key areas; working in partnership with parents and guidance teachers and contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school.