At Hebron School pastoral care underpins all that we do. For a child to reach their full potential academically their wellbeing must be cared for first. The pastoral care is primarily provided for by the dorm parents and their teams. During school hours each student has a class teacher in Junior School, or a class tutor for students in Std. 7 to Std.13. They are the first port of call for pastoral care during school hours. They work alongside the relevant Head of School, as well as the Hoz team and the Wellbeing team.
The Wellbeing Team consists of the Vice Principal Student Welfare and three school counsellors. They meet weekly and look to give additional support for students who need to drop in and have a chat as well as those who need longer term support, as well as providing group sessions based on different themes throughout the year. The Wellbeing Team works closely with the Hoz team, external counsellors and medical professionals.
At Hebron School we aim to work collaboratively to ensure that all students have at least one staff member that they feel comfortable to speak to if they have concerns, worries or need some extra support. Staff and students are surveyed to pick up concerns or issues that need to be addressed or need an awareness highlighted.
Recent initiatives include a Wellbeing room in Hoz and a Wellbeing corner in the Junior School library.