Pastoral care is a central part of life at MKSHK. We know children thrive in an atmosphere of care and support; they succeed when they feel happy and at ease in their surroundings. Drawing on the experience and outstanding pastoral care systems of Mount Kelly UK, we have several key structures in place ensure a happy, safe and nurturing environment.
Each pupil’s pastoral care is the responsibility of the class teacher (Pre-Preparatory Year 4) or form tutor (Years 5-8). This gives each child a clear line of contact should they wish to speak to an adult.
Two members of the senior leadership team hold responsibility for pastoral care within different parts of the School: one in Pre-Preparatory and the other in the Preparatory School. All pupils are made aware of these teachers. The Head holds overall responsibility for pastoral care.
A Student Council will be established, with a member of each class being elected as a representative. This encourages care amongst the children and forms a line of communication for those children who would rather speak to a fellow class member before an adult.
All pupils are guided by seven simple values, which encourage a caring community and convey clear expectations.
- Treat others as we expect to be treated
- Be honest with ourselves and others
- Be kind and helpful
- Do our best to be our best
The moral and spiritual education of all is paramount to the make-up of our school. Through regular school assemblies, class or tutor group discussions or PSHE lessons, all members of our community are encouraged to make the right decisions and care for those around them. The opportunity to learn from the example of others is one of the most important aspects of our programme.