Happy children achieve better and at Bow, Durham School we can offer your child a level of pastoral care that is second to none. We are a small school where everyone knows each other well and successes are celebrated and shared together and any problems are picked up and dealt with very quickly.
At the heart of our pastoral care system is the child’s form teacher who sees his or her charges on a daily basis, gets to know them very well indeed and leads a weekly informal “form period” where the children are encouraged to discuss anything. To complement this, our morning assemblies regularly cover pastoral issues and there is a comprehensive PHSE programme throughout the School.
The health, happiness and welfare of all our pupils are our prime concern. Five members of our teaching staff are fully trained first-aiders. We are also fortunate to have available to us the Medical Centre at the Senior School (just half a mile away) which is manned throughout the school day by fully-trained nurses.
"In less than a term, our daughter gained hugely in confidence and self-esteem and this in turn led to a huge improvement in her standard of work, helped by a very early (within 2 weeks) identification of the need for some learning support, which was implemented and within only a matter of weeks showing massive benefits
The engagement in House musical activities, too, helped her build her self-assurance. In addition, the opportunities for games offered by the School mean that she has now played hockey for the school (she never achieved that in 8 years at her previous school) and has taken the opportunity to try rowing, a sport not even available previously. All this in only a few weeks!"
Mrs Neal, Parent