Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at d’Overbroeck’s is based on personal relationships and an overall ethos of mutual respect, openness and care, supported by strong structures. Amid the pressures of IGCSEs, it is imperative to us that we provide a tolerant and happy atmosphere in which students can be happy, confident and have the freedom to grow into themselves.

The informality of our ethos and the strong relationships students form with their teachers and other staff in The International School means that there are always a number of doors on which students can knock for help, advice or a chat.

Communication with parents

Reports are sent to parents four times a year. These are fairly frank in style clearly setting out areas of strengths and areas for development. Good open discussion of how your child is doing in his or her studies ensures they are clear about what to focus on at any moment. There are also a number of parents’ evenings each year (two in the first year and one in the second) but these should only be adding to the ongoing dialogue between parents and a student’s Director of Studies. Directors of Studies are typically in regular telephone or email contact with parents throughout the Sixth Form.