Queen Anne’s has an excellent reputation for pastoral care. We believe girls perform best when they are happy and secure, and we have effective pastoral systems in place to ensure this. We see pastoral care and academic development as interwoven; one cannot flourish without the other.
We have a strong team of staff, each with a specific responsibility for looking after the welfare of particular groups of girls. Mrs Lindsey Bryant, Deputy Head – Pastoral, oversees the pastoral care of all the girls here at Queen Anne’s and is supported by Mrs Daniela Vought, Assistant Head – Pastoral.
Girls may attend Queen Anne’s daily or on a full, weekly or flexi-board basis according to individual family needs. Currently approximately half the girls board and half are day girls. In the Lower and Middle School, we have three Day Houses and two Boarding Houses. In the Sixth Form, day and boarding girls share the facilities as they prepare for their A Levels and university life. More details can be found on the individual house pages.
Every Queen Anne’s girl belongs to a House and House parents are the main point of contact for any academic or pastoral queries you or your daughter may have. Each Housemistress or Housemaster is supported by a team of deputies, tutors and GAP staff. Tutors meet with their tutees at least twice a week to discuss academic and pastoral progress. Your daughter’s tutor will remain with her until she has completed her GCSEs. All staff play a vital role in the smooth running of the House, and in the overall pastoral care given to the girls.
Being in the Houses means that there is a lot of help on hand – it might be anything from revision notes to beauty tips! It’s great when you can help someone. When I was in the younger years, older girls helped me too – it’s just what we do here. Everyone’s always on your side.
All Health Care at Queen Anne’s is supervised by our experienced team who runs the school’s well-equipped medical centre and offer confidential advice and support on a wide range of medical matters and keep an eye on the general health of all the pupils.
Peer mentoring is an intrinsic part of Queen Anne’s, whereby older students give up their time to help younger girls. We have created a peer mentoring programme to further promote an environment at Queen Anne’s that is caring and supportive. Peer mentoring is the key to this being successful.
Peer mentors go through an exhaustive selection process and then a training scheme before they take up their office. They are supported throughout their tenure by trained staff.
Peer Mentors are always on hand to support younger girls with a listening ear, offering down to earth advice on school and boarding life, everything from friendship issues to choosing your GCSEs and A Levels. They are an invaluable part of Queen Anne’s culture of care.