WGHS JS prides itself on providing a happy and secure yet challenging environment in which our girls thrive.
The strength of the pastoral system underpins all areas of school life. Years of experience has taught us that girls particularly respond best when they feel secure and happy. By creating this sort of environment, we are able to stretch even our youngest girls to achieve more than you could imagine.
Each girl is unique. Treated as an individual and encouraged to know her own mind, a girl’s talents and achievements in all areas of school life are encouraged and recognised. The girls are encouraged to be responsible and respectful to those around them.
The initial care lies with the Class Teacher. They know every girl in their care exceptionally well and are the pivotal point of contact between school and home. Teachers maintain close liaison with parents, the aim being to deal with problems swiftly and sensitively.
From starting in Reception, pastoral lessons help girls to develop their confidence by learning to express opinions, working with their peers and nurturing compassion to understand the needs of those around them. As they get older, the Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) curriculum prepares girls to face the emotional and social challenges of the wider world.
Everyone in the school feels part of our open-hearted and supportive community. Girls, the School and parents work together in a partnership of openness and trust. Strong and lasting friendships grow in an atmosphere that respects all cultures and celebrates successes.