Our pupils’ happiness and wellbeing is of paramount importance. We firmly believe that a happy, secure, confident child can make excellent progress in all spheres of their school life. We work in close partnership with parents, welcoming communication as a two-way dialogue to provide the best learning environment for all pupils.
Before a child starts at Hampton Pre-Prep, they will be able to spend time at the School during one of our New Pupil Mornings. As part of our home visits programme for Kindergarten, members of staff visit every boy and girl in their home, to introduce themselves and make the transition to the setting as smooth as possible.
For pupils entering in Year 3, staff visit new pupils in their current schools ahead of September. For pupils in our Pre-Prep at Year 2 transferring to the Prep at Year 3 there are a number of pupils’ events in the summer term to ensure a smooth transition. During the autumn term, Year 3 form tutors run fun team building sessions, as well as taking the pupils on a residential visit, to help our new arrivals settle in and get to know their classmates. Parent Teacher Consultations are held twice a year for all pupils, Kindergarten to Year 6, and include an emphasis on pastoral as well as academic information. We encourage parents to chat to teachers on a regular basis to help us monitor each pupil’s wellbeing.
The PSHE curriculum, which at Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep is called Life Skills, provides plenty of opportunity for pupils to consider themselves as part of our School community but also as individuals. We promote a sound understanding of democracy, involvement, freedom, respect and tolerance.
As teachers, our role is to help children navigate the difficult times they will inevitably encounter as they grow up. We convey to all our pupils that in life we all make mistakes sometimes and that learning from them matters most. Our pupils develop resilience in an environment of considered wellbeing.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with EYFS responsibility
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
|Nominated Lead Safeguarding Governor (and Chair of Governors)
|Nominated Safeguarding Governor
|Nominated Safeguarding Governor - Pre Prep & Prep School
The Hampton School Trust Safeguarding Policy (which includes local authority safeguarding contact information) is found below:
The L.I.O.N award
At the Prep School we run our own bespoke leadership skills-development programme, the L.I.O.N Award, which helps develop resilience, independence and creativity, aspirations and ideals that all in education wish to promote. At Hampton Prep we aim to broaden pupils’ horizons, challenge set ideas and stretch their experiences in a positive and safe environment.