Pastoral Care

Nurturing futures, fostering happiness

Safeguarding & Pastoral Care Leadership

Your child's wellbeing, our top priority

Deputy Head, Pastoral Care, Safeguarding / Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Mrs Amy Hughes, has overall responsibility for pastoral care.

If you have a safeguarding concern, you should email Mrs Hughes using However, the following staff will also be responsible for pastoral care as follows:


Nursery, Reception, Years 1 & 2

 Mrs Lizzy Glanvill (Head of Pre-prep)

Lower School:

Years 3, 4 & 5

Miss Kelly Dunne (Head of Lower School)

Upper School: 

Years 6, 7 & 8

Dr Rowan Evans (Head of Upper School)

“Pupils across all ages enjoy positive self-esteem, persevere when challenged and develop a strong awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses.”

Developing Confidence

Through excellent pastoral care

We believe that the welfare and happiness of our pupils are central to their ability to develop as confident learners and as future leaders in society. For this reason, there is no higher priority than the provision of excellent pastoral care here at St Peter’s.

The tutor is the first point of contact between parents and school. Tutors monitor the social, physical, intellectual and emotional progress of their children, liaising as necessary with parents, individual staff or the whole staff body to ensure that their needs are being met.

Wellbeing award

Working towards a wellbeing award

In the 2023-24 academic year, we are hoping that St Peter’s can work towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for schools. This is to recognise what we already do and to work towards best practices, aiming to put emotional wellbeing and mental health at the heart of school life.

Developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), the Wellbeing Award for Schools is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole school community. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes. Conversely, pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.

There are four key principles driving the ideas & recommendations behind the award:

St Peter’s staff will be working together, led by Mrs Hughes, to further our work on placing our pupils’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.