Pastoral Care is of paramount importance at Bromley High. For the pupils to succeed they need to feel happy and valued as individuals.  At all stages, they are encouraged to respect themselves and others and to display a positive and caring attitude.

Hear more about wellbeing and pastoral care from Mrs Powell, Deputy Head (Pastoral)

 

Wellbeing

At Bromley High we are committed to promoting resilience and positive well-being for our pupils and staff.

We understand that ‘wellbeing’ means a state of being comfortable, psychologically safe, healthy and content emotionally and physically.

We will work to ensure that mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s business across the whole school community and will strive to create an environment where excellent mental health and wellbeing support, understanding and intervention are part of our ongoing care and safeguarding provision.  We will put wellbeing at the heart of the school to ensure successful learning and commit to policies

We are very proud to have been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools and this reflects how seriously we take the mental health and wellbeing of our girls.

Our Lightbox is a centre of focus for wellbeing throughout the Junior School. It is a space where the pupils can go at break times to talk to a member of staff if they need support, to read quietly, play a board game or just be on their own, supervised and comfortable. The open, light space opens out onto the beautiful new courtyard, providing a very relaxing outdoor backdrop for quiet contemplation, reading or talking on comfortable and relaxing non-classroom furniture.

Houses

The House system encourages a broad social life across forms and year groups as younger pupils come under the care of older, more experienced pupils. We have four Houses in the Junior School which are named Malorie Blackman, Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Windsor and Malala Yousafzai. Each House is led by a team of three House Captains from Year 6 who are democratically elected twice a year by all pupils from Reception upwards. The staff team then vote for two pupils to become Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl.

Pupil voice

The Junior School has an active School Council who meet twice a term to discuss matters put forward by any pupil via their class representative. Every class has a representative from Reception to Year 6.  These pupils are elected by the members of their class and stand for half the school year, after which another set of pupils are elected.

In their lessons and interactions with staff and other pupils everyday, our girls are empowered to build confidence in themselves and to have a voice.  Performance skills and public speaking are essential elements of music and drama from the early years.

From class assemblies to school productions, pupils are given many opportunities to share ideas and their work, to articulate and justify answers, and to perform in front of a variety of audiences.

Playtime

We run a buddy system during playtimes, which enables older pupils to act as role models and provide support to the younger pupils.

Our outdoor sensory garden is a healthy place of discovery and is a wonderful way for the pupils to explore their senses and learn about the environment around them.

School rules

Our Junior School Golden Rules are based on promoting good behaviour, respect for each other and for the community. We encourage pupils to develop into caring and responsible citizens.

Our Pastoral puppy

Ralfie is a Cavapoochon, and joined the school in 2022. Ralfie brings a fun, warm and comforting presence in the Pastoral Team. As part of our reward system, the girls have the opportunity to walk Ralfie through our extensive grounds.

Nutrition

Working in partnership with our new catering supplier Holroyd Howe, we are committed to providing our girls with well-balanced meals that give them the nutrients they need to learn and develop. Our freshly prepared food is filled with nutritious ingredients, instilling positive food habits that will last for a lifetime.

See our example menu