Pastoral Care & Wellbeing
At Davenies, we believe that happy, confident pupils become more caring individuals equipped with a greater sense of perspective and emotional control to grasp all the possibilities life offers. Furthermore, happy pupils make better learners.
The Davenies Code guides us all through each day and forms the basis on which we build our happy, vibrant, lively and purposeful community.
The school is split along pastoral lines: Pre-Prep (Reception – Year 2), Junior School (Years 3 & 4), Middle School (Years 5 & 6) and Senior School (Years 7 & 8), each with its own Pastoral Head. Each Pastoral Head oversees a team of staff, whose responsibility it is to support the boys’ wellbeing on a day to day basis. This is undertaken as follows:
- Pre-Prep – by the class teachers, who also teach all subjects except French, Music and Sport
- Junior School – by the class teachers, who also teach the majority of each class’s academic lessons
- Middle School – by form teachers, with all subjects being taught by specialists hereon
- Senior School – by tutors, who will see the boys through both Years 7 & 8, supporting their academic and personal development as they mature both emotionally and intellectually during these key years
The Pastoral Team (which includes our School Nurse and the Head of Learning Support in addition to the Pastoral Heads) convenes regularly in order that we continue to understand and meet the needs of the pupils. Additionally, our peer mentor scheme affords further support for the boys.
"Davenies has a very friendly atmosphere. The teachers are approachable, and parents are sociable across the year groups which creates a lovely community feel at the school gate."Davenies Parent