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Pastoral Care

The RGS is very proud of the holistic education the boys experience, an education which has at its heart the development of self esteem and confidence.

Every boy is valued as an individual, but also guided so that he acquires a sense of belonging to the school community and also a deep understanding of his responsibilities within the context of a global society. The School aims to develop civilised, tolerant and compassionate young men who will thrive in the wider world and seek to make it a better place.

In order to inculcate these core values of respect, tolerance and understanding of others, these aspects are at the very heart of daily life. The School believes that boys learn by doing and so the purposeful and compassionate ethos of the RGS and the high expectations of all boys is woven into the everyday fabric of school life, whether it be in assembly, in lessons, on the sports field, or in the orchestral rehearsal or school play. The core values of the School are upheld by everyone within the RGS community and this is evident from the very strong and supportive rapport the boys have with each other and also with their teachers.

The Deputy Head (Pupils) oversees the pastoral care of pupils, which is led by the six Heads of Year and their dedicated teams of Form Tutors. Boys also choose a personal tutor, a teacher with whom they have a strong rapport, to provide extra support should they need it. A dedicated member of staff also oversees the School’s Senior Mentoring scheme where a number of trained Sixth Form boys provide peer support to younger boys. In addition, the School Nurse and the School Counsellor are always available to help boys deal with any emotional or sensitive issues where expert guidance is required.

The RGS is a strong, caring and vibrant community where all the teachers and support staff care deeply about educating the boys in their charge and do so in a value-driven way which places development of a boy’s character as the most important aspect of his education.

Pastoral Handbook

"The pastoral care from which pupils benefit is excellent, offering outstanding support"
ISI Report 2014