Pre-Prep Pastoral Care

At Dodderhill, we have a strong sense of community where children, teachers and parents are respectful and supportive of each other. In the Pre-Prep, we teach girls to become resilient, caring, leaders, team-mates and courteous through age-appropriate language and activities.

The class teacher plays a key role in the pastoral care of the children in their class, and this is overseen by the Head of Pre-Prep. The teacher can also draw on the support of specialist teachers from the wider school.

Circle Time provides children with opportunities to feel safe and are respectful of other people’s feelings as we discuss different aspects, including friendships, being healthy, staying safe and our environment. 

Playtime:

We help the children learn how to make friends and play together. All staff monitor play times. We have a wonderful playground area with different games for the children to enjoy.

Rewards:

We believe in rewarding good behaviour. Rewards take the form of credits in which girls strive toward achieving their bronze, silver, gold, platinum and diamond certificates.  Teachers also use stickers and other special rewards for good behaviour and excellence.