Your child’s health and well-being is the most important part of their everyday life at Albyn School. We want your child to learn in a happy, safe environment where they are supported every step of the way. We understand that at some point your child may face some challenging times along their journey. Albyn School’s pastoral care policies seek to make it as easy as possible for your child to voice any troubles they have, big or small, to our staff who will work tirelessly to resolve them.
From your child’s first day in Lower School you will witness our pastoral care in action. Parents can expect a report on how the first day went from the class teachers, who will remain the first point of contact for any pastoral issue as they will be with your child for most of the week. They will see your child every day and will offer the support, encouragement and care to help the children to achieve their very best. At the end of a school day Lower 1 to Lower 5 class teachers will escort their pupils to meet up with you and create an ongoing dialogue about the progress of your children.
Our Lower School has a rigorous behaviour management and anti-bullying strategy, which is effective in minimising disruptive behaviour. The Head or Deputy Head will deal with any serious misconduct and Parents will always be contacted about any significant disciplinary action that has had to be taken.
When parents have concerns, they are always welcome to come in and speak with either the Head or the Deputy Head of Lower School. Both play an active role within the Lower School community, ensuring they get to know all the pupils while they are in our care. Senior staff also eat lunch with pupils every day helping to get to know them individually.
Pupils’ academic and social progress is reported on regularly with one written progress check, one longer written report and two meetings each year. Parents are also able to write, email or phone the School to speak to staff about any concerns they may have.