At St Edmund’s, great emphasis is placed upon the importance of supporting young people and of recognising the individual. We celebrate that our pupils come to us with different experiences and aspirations, and we feel that it is this difference between our pupils that makes our community all the stronger and richer.
All pupils benefit from membership of four Houses and we ensure that day pupils and boarders have equal access to Houses and are mixed within the Houses equally. Housemasters, their Deputies and the tutor teams are responsible for the pastoral, academic, social and personal welfare of the boys and girls in their care. We ensure that the membership of tutor groups remains small in number in order to maximise the personal access which pupils can have to their tutor.
The pastoral team comprises the Assistant Head (Pastoral) who acts as Child Protection Officer in the Senior School, the Chaplain, Head of Boarding, Housemasters and their Deputies, Resident boarding staff, tutors, Matrons, Nurses, a Doctor and a Counsellor. All of these individuals work closely with parents and understand that they are trusted to offer good, salient advice to pupils. We are confident that our pupils would feel able to approach any one of these adults should they want to discuss issues which were causing them difficulty.
The school offers a comprehensive Personal Social Health Education programme as part of its curriculum.