children with guinea pigs

Pastoral Care

At Chesham Prep every child is nurtured and looked after with the utmost care and attention to their welfare and safety.  We strive to meet all our children’s changing needs on a day-to-day basis.  We communicate any pastoral concerns immediately and ensure that our anti-bullying measures are robust.  All our teachers work hard to really get to know each child in their care.  We have excellent relationships with the children and identify and solve any pastoral concerns immediately.

Our Early Years Department provides an extension of the love and security that your child has received at home.  Our older children are offered a wide breadth of opportunity, the chance to develop new skills and great confidence.  They are encouraged to take increasing personal responsibility, to be self-disciplined, fair- minded, honest and reliable, all within a supportive and caring framework.  We encourage them to be responsible for their own learning and to show resilience when faced with challenges.

At Chesham Prep we wholeheartedly encourage the move towards a healthier lifestyle within our school.  Our goal is to help pupils of all ages enjoy balanced meals with the occasional treat!

As well as a School Nurse, the school provides a confidential counselling service called ‘Chatline’ for any child who wishes to discuss any matter which might be troubling them.

“Three times a week we have a staff briefing where the children’s welfare is paramount, any concerns are highlighted to ensure that all staff can support those children who require extra TLC.”
Mrs Hilary Rudol, Deputy Head and Head of Pastoral Care.

CPS has been the most fabulous school for him and he has been cared for and nurtured throughout, as well as brilliantly taught.

A parent

CPS has helped me to build up courage and self-confidence.  I have made friends that I might keep for life

Angus Year 4

Pastoral guidance extends beyond the school gates, the excellent rapport between staff and pupils is most noticeable, with a balance between joviality and mutual respect.

ISI Report 2016