"Pupils of all ages develop a strong set of personal values, and in accordance with the school's aim, learn to value themselves and others. They are developing in to happy, thoughtful, modest and kind young people who exhibit a quiet confidence in their own abilities and self-worth." - ISI Inspection, April 2017
Our School motto ‘In Loco Parentis’ is as relevant today as it has always been. We care about the wellbeing of every student and take pride in providing a nurturing environment where everyone feels valued, respected and challenged.
CHS has a strong reputation for pastoral care. From the day a pupil starts their journey at CHS, we encourage them to understand themselves and others so that they can flourish in our School community and beyond.
This is reinforced by our code of conduct, which expects high standards of behaviour and encourages students to exercise individual and social responsibility for their actions.
Pastoral care is integral to everything we do at CHS. Opportunities for moral, spiritual, social and cultural development are an integral part of School life, and pastoral care is embedded in our lessons, environment, activities and relationships. Through this ‘hidden curriculum’ we share our values and ethos and help students develop habits and values that will help them throughout their lives.
If a pupil is experiencing academic, social, emotional or behavioural problems they are fully supported by our dedicated pastoral team. As well as individual Form Tutors and Student Managers, pupils have access to experienced and well-qualified full-time nurses, a trained counsellor, and a specialist Learning and Support Team to offer support for conditions that may affect their learning and participation in School life.
Senior pupils also play a vital role in pastoral care at CHS by acting as Peer Mentors to younger pupils, ensuring pastoral care is a whole School responsibility.