Pastoral – Junior School

Pastoral – Junior School

Bedford Modern Junior School is a very special place with a wealth of opportunity for all children. We base our pastoral system on the encouragement and development of an individual’s strengths whilst concentrating on their positive qualities in a nurturing environment.

The role of form tutor is vital and they are responsible for delivering PSHE, readying the students for the wider world, and the Managing Emotions programme. This is aimed at encouraging children to share and deal with their own emotions in a positive manner. Children are also allocated the time to reflect on their learning and taught a variety of wellbeing strategies for them to utilise.

We aim to encourage all children to do their best and to take pride in both their own work and the school surroundings. Through our policy of Positive Behaviour Management, positive attributes are praised and rewarded.

The children take on ownership of our expectations to enable them to achieve greater success. Attention to the finer details of, for example, a smart dress code give more meaning to the bigger picture.

The children are placed in small classes, allowing them to receive the attention they require in all areas of the curriculum. These classes form part of a bigger year group which meet for some subjects and allow interaction between different friendship groups.

Upon entry students are placed into one of four Houses and are presented with many chances to represent their House in a range of activities. These can be on the sporting field, in the classroom, in the creative forum or around the school on a less formal, but no less important basis.

We maintain regular contact with parents in an attempt to forge strong home/school links. Formal opportunities including progress grids, reports and parents’ evenings are in place for academic updates in addition to which all parents are encouraged to communicate informally where there is a need.

All School Policies can be viewed here.