At Alderley Edge School for Girls, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding pastoral care to each of our students. An individual girl’s happiness is crucial to her achieving academically and we ensure that our environment is both nurturing and supportive.
Our girls are in small form groups; a maximum of 20 students in each class. Form Tutors know the girls as individuals and are always there if there is a problem to overcome. Girls know that they are supported and treated as individuals and we work tirelessly to ensure that our students grow up understanding the importance of character; by encouraging girls to be resilient and confident, we provide them with the skills to face the challenges that come their way as they progress throughout the School. Our pastoral policies are pro-active and we use theme weeks and assemblies to educate our students on issues such as e-safety and bullying so that they can avoid associated issues. However, if there is ever a problem, we have a fantastic team of Heads of Year, led by the Deputy Head, who work with our girls to help them resolve any situation that causes concern, quickly.
If there is a problem outside of school, girls can access SHARP (Student Help Advice Reporting Page) via our website where they can receive information and further help if needed. We encourage parents and students to talk to us if there are ever any problems, in the knowledge that our staff are both approachable and focused on the happiness of each and every one of our students.
We also benefit from having a Chaplain work with our girls. Teaching the values of respect, tolerance and understanding, our students are reminded of the beliefs that enable them to work together as a community.