The promotion of wellbeing, care for each other and resilience lies at the core of Caterham School – both at the Preparatory School and the Senior School. A programme of wellbeing begins in the pre-prep department and continues up through to Sixth Form in the senior school. The programme covers a broad range of topics including mindfulness, physical and mental health, online safety and learning to manage money – all taught in a gentle, age-appropriate way.
Our pupils know they have a voice that is listened to by teachers and fellow pupils. Initiatives such as School Council and proactive pastoral discussion groups are centre stage in school life here. Within structures such as these our pupils find their voice and develop leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
Caterham’s unique approach to Learning and Teaching also augments our strong pastoral care. Pupils are coached and mentored throughout their time at school, right through to Sixth Form, and encouraged to adopt a positive approach to every aspect of life. They know that their school is a safe and supportive place where they can try their best and make mistakes as a healthy and important part of learning and developing their skills. Mindfulness is also promoted to both pupils and staff.