School should be a time of enormous fun and happiness and we believe that only when children are happy and confident will they be able to fulfil their potential in every sphere of school life.
We aim to ensure that every pupil feels safe, secure, understood and valued, and pupils are encouraged to be self-confident and considerate of the needs of others. All members of the School community; staff, parents and pupils themselves have a role to play in maintaining the welcoming atmosphere which is rooted in our ethos.
At the heart of our pastoral care system is the child’s Form Teacher who sees his or her charges on a daily basis, gets to know them very well indeed and leads a weekly informal Form Period where the children are encouraged to discuss any issues or concerns, or merely to celebrate the achievements of the previous week. To complement this, our morning assemblies regularly cover pastoral issues and there is a comprehensive PHSE programme throughout the school.
Upon joining Teesside High School all pupils become members of one of four Houses: Highcliffe, Roseberry, Stoneyridge and Wainstones. They remain members of these houses throughout their time in the Prep School, and retain their house when they enter the Senior School.