Marlborough House is proud of its reputation for providing outstanding pastoral care and of being a school where each pupil is valued as a unique individual.
Many visitors comment on the happy, friendly atmosphere and on the relaxed and yet purposeful relationships which exist between staff and pupils. There is no question that pupils with high self-esteem, who are essentially content and well-motivated, will work better.
Members of staff work hard to know their pupils extremely well and provide excellent role modelsisi report june 2015
The core of our pastoral system is embedded in our School values -'Valuing Self and Others' and is the responsibility of the whole school community. The way we treat, talk to, interact with and indeed teach pupils will all contribute to the quality of the pastoral care. Assemblies, chapels and PSHEE periods also provide regular opportunities to reinforce our school values.
There is also a strong House tradition and allegiance at Marlborough House. Houses provide a framework for internal competitions and provide opportunities for additional responsibility under the guidance of the Heads of Houses.
As we foster mutual tolerance and respect, discipline in school is excellent. Pupils want to learn and they are clear about expectations in terms of how they treat each other. There is zero tolerance of any form of bullying behaviour and any incident is dealt with swiftly and firmly.
Pupils move around the school in a quiet and purposeful way and there is an air of calm in the corridors and communal areasisi report june 2015