Surbiton High prides itself on its outstanding pastoral care
Our pastoral care and commitment to the well-being of every member of our community underpins the very essence of school life. Our pupils are inspired, encouraged and empowered to build their own lives. Through careful guidance and nourishment, they are able to discover their strengths, celebrate their successes, build life-long relationships and flourish.
Our philosophy is simple: we see flourishing as life going well; it is a sense that you feel like you are winning, even if things are hard.
We developed our Charter for Well-being which is based on the growing body of scientific evidence and understanding on what we need to flourish. The Charter empowers our pupils to identify for themselves how they can develop, grow and flourish.
We believe passionately that every child is an individual and a ‘one-size education’ does not fit all, and we help all our pupils to achieve their potential by getting to know them as people.
All pupils are assigned to a Form Group of no more than 25 pupils. To help to build strong relationships, our Forms are determined by postcode. Pupils start every day seeing their tutor. Each tutor group has a Tutor and Deputy Tutor who work together with the girls.
Through our 1:1 coaching programme, target setting, PSHE and well-being programme, the tutors work alongside the girls offering a guiding hand and challenging them to problem solve and to think for themselves.
Tutors encourage the girls to be accountable for their actions and to let us know when things are not right.