The provision of excellent Pastoral Care is at the heart of Beechwood Park; there is a genuine commitment to and care for each member of the community and the happiness of each child is central to this.
The School’s sixteen values are at the heart of the whole school community, providing the foundation for care and concern for one another and good discipline, helping children to understand for themselves what is good and right: Appreciation, Aspiration, Confidence, Cooperation, Courtesy, Forgiveness, Friendship, Honesty, Humility, Inclusiveness, Independence, Kindness, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility and Supportiveness.
These values help to create a community focused upon positive ways to demonstrate good behaviours, allowing children to develop the ability to think for themselves, act responsibly and develop a clear moral code.
Throughout their time at Beechwood Park, each child’s welfare will be monitored by his or her form teacher or tutor. This member of staff will always be available to your child and is the usual contact point between parents and the School. The School also offers frequent opportunities for parents both to meet their children’s teachers to review progress and to receive regular written reports.
Children, from Year 3, belong to one of four Houses: Saunders, Sebright, Stewart and Tudor. The House system provides great opportunities for teamwork and working as a larger group, participating in the many different house competitions. These include competitions linked to the academic, arts, behavioural, community, festival celebrations, music, and sports. The thrill when a house wins the overall competition, the ‘Clan Shield’ is testimony to the children’s love of their house and commitment to working together.
Children in the Senior Department have the opportunity to work towards the Beechwood Park Leadership through Service Award of which there are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Through this award, the School encourages pupils to take on responsibilities and demonstrate leadership skills whilst ‘serving the community.’ Examples include helping or leading in lessons or at break time, working with younger pupils, taking the lead with the School forum or taking initiative in a Charity event.
The experience is designed to motivate pupils and encourage them to engage and want to take on responsibilities within their community and above all provides excellent experience for the future.
Badges galore are sported proudly on lapels by a cohort of smiley, individual and thoroughly charming children. The Good Schools Guide, 2017