Pastoral Care

Harrow Bangkok is at the forefront of pastoral care, with a strong commitment to supporting all students through proactive, early support and intervention. We believe that the best way to ensure the welfare of our students is to proactively empower them with the skills and confidence they need to address any issues they may face rather than simply reacting to problems as they arise. To achieve this, we draw from expertise from across the globe, bringing in the best practices and approaches from around the world to ensure that our students receive the very best care.

One of the key features of our pastoral care system is the strong focus on collaboration. We work closely with parents and carers to ensure that we are all working together to support our students. We also seek input and guidance from experts including our in-house professional counsellors as well as other specialists beyond the school. This holistic approach helps us to address any issues that our students may be facing comprehensively and effectively, ensuring that they have the support they need to succeed both academically and personally.

We recognise the importance of equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the challenges of a dynamic and rapidly changing world. This includes not just academic skills but also the social and emotional competencies essential for success in life. To this end, we place a strong emphasis on pastoral education, providing our students with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment.

In the Lower School, our pastoral curriculum is supported by the Resilience Project Curriculum. The Resilience Project is a schematic curriculum (adapted for our students) that delivers emotionally engaging programs. It provides evidence-based, practical well-being strategies to build resilience under the headings of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Literacy. Our embedded curriculum and stand-alone Well-being lessons help to develop the social and emotional literacy of our young people, building their confidence and resilience as they navigate the challenges of childhood and adolescence.

In the Upper School, tutor-led sessions provide a protected time for students to reflect on their well-being and to learn about the big social and environmental challenges that the future holds. These sessions take place every morning as well as a dedicated lesson each week, ensuring that our students have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the years ahead.

In the Lower School, the pastoral system centers around the students form teacher. This member of staff is best positioned to provide ongoing pastoral support for their students and will be the first point of contact for parents and students. Supporting form teachers are Year group Leaders who will have an overview of all pastoral concerns for their year group. They will lead pastoral provision for their year group. This is all overseen by the Heads of Phase (Early Years and Pre Prep) and the Director of Student Wellbeing.  This system ensures that pastoral care is at the heart of everything we do in the Lower School and provides clear guidance for students, families and staff when additional support is required. 

At the heart of our pastoral system in the Upper School is our house structure, which is designed to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for all of our students. Each house is led by a Head of House, who is an expert in pastoral care and is responsible for overseeing the welfare of the students in their care. The Head of House works closely with the tutors in their house, providing guidance and support as needed to ensure that every student is able to thrive and succeed.

Our house structure allows us to provide a personalised and comprehensive approach to pastoral care, with each student having a dedicated form tutor who is there to support them on a day-to-day basis. This close-knit system ensures that no student falls through the cracks, and allows us to provide the tailored care and support each individual student needs to succeed.

We believe that the welfare of our students is of the utmost importance, and we are committed to providing the best possible care and support to ensure that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Whether it's through our class teachers, form tutors, or the wider pastoral care team, we are here to support our students every step of the way.

Caring teacher at Harrow Bangkok