Our aim is to enrich learning during the preparatory years, fostering independence, resilience and confidence in our children.
At the start of Year 3, children transition to the Senior School where their independence is carefully developed with the introduction of some movement around school and subject specialist teaching to go alongside the majority of lessons taught by a Form teacher. The process is designed as a gradual one and by the start of Year 4, our aim is that all children are confident and resilient enough to move freely around the Senior School.
The Form teacher remains an integral part of the children’s daily lives at Gayhurst, up until their transition to Secondary School at the end of Year 6. Each Form in Years 4 to 6 have two members of staff who oversee the well-being and progress of the children and have three designated form times each day which encompass registrations and Prep. Parents are kept up-to-date with children’s development and progress throughout the year, the Form Teacher(s) and subject staff being available for regular discussions where required.
The Deputy Head and Head of Middle School oversee the pastoral care of all pupils in the Senior School and a Head of Girls Pastoral Care is in position to support the children further.