Our Junior School Governors and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children who are entrusted into our care, and visitors often comment on the high quality of relationships between our staff and pupils.
- Pastoral Policies
- Safeguarding & Child Protection
- Safeguarding Team
- Personal Development
- Positive Behaviour Management
- House System
- Online -Safety
- Health Promotion
Pastoral policies are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children who are entrusted into our care.
· Intimate Care Policy
· Administration of Medication Policy
· Complaints Policy
Hard copies of all pastoral policies are available from our Junior School Office, upon request.
Our pupils are at the heart of our Junior School Family, and we seek to provide inspirational and high quality learning experiences which will enable each individual to achieve their full and unique potential.
Central to this is our shared belief that children learn best in a caring, supportive and safe learning environment, in which each child feels valued for their unique qualities, talents and abilities.
In developing as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, we aim to build an ethos that has the four general principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at its heart:
· Best interests of the child
· The right to survival & development
· The views of the child
We have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children entrusted into our care, and strive to carry out this duty by ensuring that the pastoral care, welfare and safety of our pupils are paramount in all our decisions and actions.
Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy sets out guidance on the action which is required, where abuse or harm to a child is suspected and outlines referral procedures within our school.
All members of our Junior School & Kindergarten staff have been trained to be alert to the signs of possible abuse and to know the procedures to be followed where the abuse or neglect of a child is suspected.
Our Safeguarding Team ensures that policies pertaining to the safeguarding and well-being of pupils are regularly reviewed and made available to our whole school community.
Designated Governor for Child Protection
Mr R Hassard
Head of Junior School
Miss A Brown
Designated Teacher for Child Protection
Mrs H Jennings
Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection & Online Safety Leader
Mr S Bolingbroke
Link Designated Teacher (Kindergarten)
Mrs L Wilson
Link Designated Teacher (Wrap Around Care)
Mrs N May
All members of staff are vetted according to statutory requirements and receive Child Protection training on an annual basis.
We believe that boys flourish when they are known individually and feel valued, within a supportive and encouraging environment.
Promotion of self-confidence and self-esteem is paramount, through the children’s learning experiences across the curriculum and through their engagement in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities.
A structured programme of Personal Development & Mutual Understanding (PDMU) progressively develops the children personally, socially and emotionally; building their resilience to cope with life’s challenges.
Visits from a range of external agencies complement our PDMU provision, through special assemblies, workshops and other initiatives.
The extensive range of partnerships we have established help us to contribute to our community, while providing opportunities for our pupils’ learning to be extended and enhanced. These include local schools, churches, intergenerational links, projects sponsored by universities and a wide range of programmes facilitated by external agencies.
We promote the development of positive and supportive relationships at Junior School, and encourage our boys to be aware of their rights and responsibilities and understand the effect their actions can have on others.
Our boys frequently receive praise from visitors in relation to their courteous manners and exemplary behaviour. It is evident that they wear the Campbell Colours with pride and love being ambassadors for the College.
Our Code of Conduct is centred on an agreed set of core values. These are the STRIPES that are woven into the fabric of Junior School. Pupils are encouraged to ‘earn their stripes’ by following the Code of Conduct.
|Code of Conduct
We inspire others.
We are boys you can trust.
We represent our College well.
We wear our uniform with pride.
We display fine manners.
We are proud to be Campbellians.
We treat others the way we want to be treated.
We keep ourselves safe.
We look after our environment.
We celebrate what makes us unique.
We are confident in who we are.
We think outside the box!
We have a go – and don’t give up!
We learn from our mistakes.
We bounce back!
We are keen to learn.
We always try our best.
We step out of our comfort zones.
We are caring.
We put others first.
We help to improve our world.
It is a joy to celebrate the children’s effort and the positive choices they make through a wide range of whole school rewards. Each class also enjoys the thrill of coming up with creative ways of rewarding those who try their best; from wearing novelty slippers in class to being crowned ‘King of Friday’!
Junior School has three Houses, named after the first three Headmasters of Cabin Hill: Lace, Sutton and Vye. Every boy from Prep 1 to Prep 7 is allocated to a House. Once assigned, younger siblings automatically become a member of the same House.
Our House System encourages friendly camaraderie amongst peers and fosters teamwork, sportsmanship and participation in all areas of school life. Pupils can be awarded House Points for fine effort, behaviour and attitude.
Throughout the year there are opportunities for a little friendly rivalry through our Inter-House Competitions, including: Cross Country, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis and Athletics.
Individual House Cups are awarded each term to the boy in each House with the most effort points. However, the ultimate aim for each House is to win the Brett Cup by achieving the highest combined score.
Being awarded a House Captaincy in Prep 7 is considered to be a great honour. With so many brilliant boys to choose from, it always proves to be an exceptionally difficult decision!
Our House Captains consult with pupils and love taking on the leadership of school improvement projects and organising events in support of the wonderful work of House Charities which are nominated by our pupils.
Lots of privileges are enjoyed by them too; these include having permission to move around the campus without adult supervision. This is great preparation for moving to Key Stage 3!
Children today are born into a digital world, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they use it responsibly. The safe use of technology is promoted within each Year Group at Junior School, and our Junior Journal newsletter and Online-Safety Workshops for parents enable them to develop greater awareness of online dangers and become more skilled at monitoring their children’s online behaviour at home.
Helpful websites to guide you on how to keep your child safe on-line:
Thinkyouknow: The parents' guide to staying safe on-line
As a health-promoting school, our pupils are encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices through their work in Personal Development & Mutual Understanding (PDMU), The World Around Us and Physical Education and visits to the school by health promotion agencies.
The children are encouraged to bring healthy break-time snacks. To safeguard those with allergies, our whole school community is regularly reminded that nuts are not allowed in the College.
Fresh milk is provided at break-time and pupils are encouraged to drink water throughout the day, to boost their learning power.
All food is cooked from fresh in the College kitchen, and meals are served to Junior School pupils in the Dining Hall of the Senior School. The three-week menu cycle, developed by our Catering Manager in consultation with our whole school community, meets the required Nutritional Standards. Special provision is made for those with specific dietary needs.
Physical & Emotional Well-Being
An extensive programme of outdoor learning, PE, Games, swimming and extra-curricular activities develops the children’s physical and emotional health and well-being and promotes healthy lifestyle choices. Energetic play is also encouraged at break and lunch-times.