We want to bring out the best in every boy. We do this by working hard to ensure your son is happy, safe, healthy, takes part in the life of the school, works hard, and respects other people. We aim to instil in him a spirit of tolerance, mutual understanding and an awareness of the needs of others. Bullying is not tolerated.
Throughout the school the principles of good behaviour are stressed by the Headmaster and reinforced by all members of staff. All boys are expected to act with thought and consideration, and a good standard of manners and personal appearance is encouraged as a reflection of pride in oneself and respect for other people.
The Assistant Head (Pastoral), Martyn Miller, is responsible for pastoral care in the school. Martyn Miller is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Mrs Debi Wright is the Deputy DSL.
The class teacher is the front-line pastoral carer and meets boys on a daily basis, taking registration and sorting out any immediate problems the boys may have. Buddies are appointed to help new boys settle in and Prefects in Year 6 support the staff by helping to supervise lunch sittings and lining up at the end of break time.
In Year 4 – Year 6 a copy of The Mall Code is displayed in every classroom. This also forms the focus of several assemblies in the autumn term which highlight the manner in which boys from The Mall are expected to conduct themselves. In Reception to Year 3, The Mall Promise is used. Class teachers discuss these expectations with the boys.
Boys at The Mall are encouraged to voice their concerns and express their views. The pupil council, chaired by the Head Boys, gives boys an opportunity to discuss what really matters to them such as lunch menus or playground equipment.
Every term, boys in Year 2 to Year 6 complete a well-being survey to gauge how they are developing resilience, independence and self-esteem. The results of these are also used to influence assembly topics or PSHE lessons.
Below is a link to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education – 2021’. This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.