Childhood should be made up of positive, joyous experiences and life-long lessons learned through engagement with a world that supports and empowers holistic development. It is a journey towards maturity that should be celebrated and protected - and not rushed.
At Moor Park children feel a strong sense of belonging, whilst celebrating the sense of uniqueness to be found in what makes us different. Only by feeling comfortable in one’s own skin can we truly thrive, and hence the core messages of mutual respect, inclusivity and empathy are reinforced through daily school life and modelled by staff.
As a small school, all staff members are able to get to know the children as individuals – celebrating their successes and supporting them through disappointments. We take time to get to know quirks, fears, talents and tastes – and we help them to become the very best version of themselves.
We are proud that our school is, above all, a kind and happy place to be. It is through this environment that our children develop the traits that define them as ‘Moor Park Good Eggs’ and make them so in demand by the senior schools they progress to.
Our weekly Pastoral Care meetings allow staff to share any particular concern, triumphs or issues concerning individuals, specific relationships or classes – but communication channels between staff, parents and children are always open.
Structured pastoral provision includes weekly PSHCE Classes starting in Reception, enabling pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy, safe and prepared for life beyond Moor Park.
We have the following measures in place to help ensure our pupils' wellbeing:
- Suggestion Box
- The School Council
- The school has two Independent Listeners whose numbers are available to the children.
- We invite external school councillors to visit the school in order to provide specialist support to pupils, when required.
- Tutor system Years 6-8
- Twice weekly pastoral meetings
- PSHCE lessons
- Reflective time in chapel
Additionally, every member of the Prep School is given an opportunity to develop their leadership skills by the chance to gain pupil responsibilities, for example Form Captaincy, Team Captaincy, Librarians, Monitors and touring prospective families.