Pastoral FAQS

We have put together this list of pastoral FAQs which may help you – especially if this is your first foray into looking at schools, and need some reassurance about how we work to ensure our pupils feel safe, cared for and happy.

Below are some of the questions that prospective pupils and their families have asked us before; of course, if you have any other questions about the pastoral provision at Edge Grove, please do just pick up the telephone and call us for a chat, or drop us an email.

How does Edge Grove support its pupils' wellbeing?
When should I do if I am worried about my child's wellbeing?
Do Edge Grove pupils have access to a Counsellor or Therapist?
How much pastoral time do Edge Grove pupils get each day?

Pastoral time with Form Teachers is an important part of the Edge Grove day, no matter what the age of your child.  Pupils will see their Form Teacher at the beginning and end of each school day.

Who makes up the Pastoral team at Edge Grove?

The Pastoral Team at Edge Grove is led by our Deputy Head Pastoral, Mrs Marion Wright.  She works closely with the Assistant Head (Junior) and Assistant Head (Middle), as well as Form Teachers.  The extended Pastoral team also includes our School Nurses, our School Therapist – and even, Scoobie, Mr and Mrs Balfour’s black Labrador, who helps out in Forest School!


Your child’s Form Teacher should always be their first point of contact if they are worried about something; if they then feel that your child could benefit from talking to someone else, then they will point them in the right direction.  We will of course always inform you of what action we have taken.

How do you monitor pupil wellbeing and happiness?

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