Pastoral Care

We want to bring out the best in each other. We do this by working hard to ensure your child is happy, safe, healthy, takes part in the life of the school, works hard, and respects other people. We aim to instil in our pupils 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 pupils 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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mr James Fair. Mrs Debi Wright and Mr David Box are the Deputy DSL.
The class teacher is the front-line pastoral carer and meets pupils on a daily basis, taking registration and sorting out any immediate problems the children may have. Buddies are appointed to help new pupils 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 pupils 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 children.
Pupils at The Mall are encouraged to voice their concerns and express their views. The pupil council, gives pupils an opportunity to discuss what really matters to them such as lunch menus or playground equipment.
Every term, pupils 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.

Mall parents say

A small, caring school where individual needs can be identified and met.

Parent Exit Survey 2019

We are so proud of our son and how he has developed – we never imagined how much an excellent school can help to shape a boy and set him up so perfectly for the next phase in his life!

RSAcademics Parent Survey 2019

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