At SPS, the pastoral care of our students is of primary importance and we are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all our boarders. Our staff, both boarding and teaching, are approachable and encourage students to share any issues that may be troubling them. The school has both a full-time Coordinator of Student Welfare and a part-time independent School Counsellor who students can talk to on a confidential basis.
BOARDING MANAGEMENT HOUSEPARENTS
The Houseparents are resident members of staff, who are also non-teaching members of the boarding community, whose role is to support the Deputy Heads of House.
DEPUTY HEADS OF HOUSES
The Deputy Head of House is a non-teaching member of the boarding community who will support the Housemaster or Housemistress in the running of the boarding House.
HOUSEMASTERS & HOUSEMISTRESSES
Housemasters and Housemistresses are responsible for each and every boarder in their boarding House. In addition, they hold the responsibility for the day to day management of their boarding House and for upholding the ethos and aims for their House.
HEAD OF BOARDING
The Head of Boarding has the overall pastoral and well-being responsibility for all the boarders at SPS, as well as the overall management responsibility for each boarding House.
STUDENT WELFARE OFFICER AND SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
The Coordinator of Student Welfare is a full-time member of staff who liaises closely with the academic staff and boarding staff to prevent and manage pastoral issues among both day and boarding students. The School Counsellor visits the school to offer students a chance to speak to an outside body on a confidential basis.