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Pastoral Curriculum 

At Newbury School, the students’ social, emotional & mental well-being is always at the forefront of our minds. Therefore, we provide a pastoral curriculum that runs parallel to the academic and vocational curriculum for students to achieve their maximum potential.

Through our pastoral curriculum, we aim to meet the interests and needs of our students and promote their mental well-being. In addition, this curriculum supports students to manage their emotions and behaviours enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations both in and out of the school community. We want to strengthen their social & emotional skills and aid them in making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behaviours in and out of the school setting.

We support our students in forming positive relationships, dealing with conflict, provide resilience training, and support students in developing empathy for others.


Our Pastoral curriculum is implemented through three key areas;

  1. SEWMB (social emotional mental well-being) programme that is bespoke and based on 5 areas (Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills & Responsible decision – making).

  2. Drop-in pastoral sessions – Students can speak to any staff member at any time regarding any emotional, social, and behavioural issues.

  3. PSHE lessons - Students gain knowledge on healthy living, setting goals, becoming a positive & responsible member of society, clarifying & reflecting on their attitudes and making effective decisions.

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The impact of the pastoral curriculum will increase the students’ self-esteem, aid them in regulating their emotions and support them in maintaining positive and healthy relationships.

They will also learn the requisite skills needed to live physically and mentally well. Through the pastoral curriculum our wider goal is for our students to be prepared for the wider world – becoming active, respectful citizens in an ever changing society. 

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