An Inspired School

PASTORAL


STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

At The British School we pride ourselves on outstanding pastoral care to support students in achieving academic excellence. Every member of staff in the school shares the ethos of whole child development and recognises the importance of creating optimal conditions for each individual student to maximise their potential for attainment and progress. 

Personal Social and Health Education
An essential aspect of our curriculum enabling students to explore important local and global issues through debate, discussion and activities designed to instill the values that underpin our education. Key skills of independent research, analysis and evaluation are further developed throughout Key Stages 4 and 5 through the completion of an independent study project on a topic of personal interest.

House System
Every student is assigned to one of our four houses upon admission to the school: Dragon, Griffin, Pegasus or Phoenix. Siblings are placed together in order to provide a sense of belonging and a platform for healthy competition across the school. Each department contributes to the inter-house programme, ensuring a wide range of opportunities to suit all interests. Our annual sports day is the biggest celebration of our house system, where students are able to compete for and support their house across a full day of activities. 

STUDENT WELLBEING


The Academic support and Counselling at BSB  recognises and promotes that the greatest strength lies in a structure of support rather than battling everyday challenges alone.

Encouraging learning diversities, providing access to learning success for all, tailored support, guidance and assisting with emotional wellbeing and processes of socialisation are all ways of describing what the academic and counselling services at BSB do, but their intention stretches much further than this. 

Blended as a model entitled Support 360. Support 360 is a partnership between counselling, pastoral and academic support.  It ensures a student’s individual needs are supported by a team comprising of key members of staff and any external agencies. It’s ethos lies in that pupil diversity should be celebrated, the individual challenges which students face should be shared and the varied map of Education should be navigated together by providing the strategies and confidence to achieve the highest standard.

It has long been celebrated in the British education system that every child is different. The Learning Hub and Counselling assists to ensure that the community recognises what these differences are and how best it can work with students to ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful in a diverse and inclusive environment. 

Academic mentoring consists of numerous support mechanisms which take into consideration a student's individual needs. These may be subject intervention, Independent Learning support (I.L.S) , a revised location for study which accommodates a students needs or organisation and structure to ensure confidence in a students own ability.
Counselling is a collaborative process. Identifying a student's needs and moving at their pace to accommodate an issue, provide strategies and develop self awareness and coping is an essential part of the counselling process here at BSB. As part of a nurture approach , the student forms an alliance with the counsellor to ensure that they are assisted in navigating challenges which they face during this crucial phase of development.

95 %
of students say they feel safe and supported at school
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dedicated School Counsellors responsible to support your child
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staff responsible for the care of your child