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Supporting the whole child

A happy and contented girl will be one that flourishes. In the Junior School our pastoral care and support permeates every interaction we have. Staff model the way we expect to communicate with each other and girls are guided in how to be supportive towards one another.

Everybody knows everyone

Being a small school, everybody knows everyone. In Years 3 and 4, class teachers lead most of the timetable which creates a familiar relationship whilst in Years 5 and 6, each class has a form led by a teacher. The form teacher provides the pastoral curriculum and support alongside some specialist teaching. However, we are very much a junior school with a ‘junior feel’ and the girls remain in a classroom whilst the teachers move!

Girls are given a ‘Big Girl’ when they join to help them settle in and sit with them at lunch. Friendships are encouraged across the school with activities and clubs being vertically grouped whenever possible. Art club and activity hour have pupils from all year groups in every activity. This way, everyone looks after each other too.

A comprehensive PSHE programme

Each week, every class has a timetabled Jigsaw lesson that explores personal, health and social education in a graduated, age-appropriate approach. These lessons enable our girls to make informed decisions and become aware of how to manage external influences. Visits from the NSPCC, Lifeskills Education, e-safety experts and first aid agencies create an interactive approach alongside a planned assembly programme. However, time is taken to adapt and respond to the needs of the children at any time and themes reflect topical issues.

Support for parents

Parents are also encouraged to join in. PSHE twilight talks and evenings are available at the Junior School and through the Senior School where advice is readily available on a range of pertinent topics. In fact, we provide support for all members of our community, our staff too.  

Access to a counsellor is available if the need arises. 

"My daughter has grown in confidence in the ten weeks she has been at Redmaids’ High Juniors.

"One way she has demonstrated this to me is through her fluency in mental maths, which is now the norm for her, rather than the insurmountable challenge she first saw."

Mr Walker, father of Angharad, Year 5

Redmaids' High 
Junior School

0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Bristol BS9 4DP

Company number: 5165135
Registered charity number: 1105017 

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Bristol BS9 3AW                        

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