A Caring Community
Underpinning all we do at Clifton High school is the care with which we guide and support the children.
In Years 3-6, classes are taught by a qualified class teacher.
It is crucial to children's well-being and development that they are happy and feel safe, secure and supported. The teachers know the children well and ensure that each child feels a valued member of the group so that a strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted.
Children's achievements are celebrated and their progress is closely monitored so that any need for special provision is quickly identified. Our learning support department provides a second line of support for the children.
We have a Matron on site at all times and KS2 children have access to the services of the School Counsellor. In Year 6 the children meet with peer supporters from our Sixth Form and we have a Lower School Pupil Council so that children know their views and concerns are important and heeded. We operate a buddy system throughout the Lower School so each child has an older friend from another year group to chat to and liaise with.
Teachers work closely with parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect and reports and parent/teacher conferences provide opportunities to report on academic progress and social development. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the class teacher to discuss any aspect of their child's well-being and teachers will contact parents should they have any issues they wish to raise.
We are justly proud of our pastoral care, recognised as being "outstanding" in our most recent inspection report.