The pastoral welfare of students is of paramount importance at Harrow Chongqing. Students who are safe, happy, healthy and cared for is what we always strive to achieve. We work closely with parents and carers to support every child at the school as they travel through the challenging journey from childhood to young adult. As an inclusive school we celebrate our diversity and the uniqueness of every child.
In the Lower School, the mainstay of a child’s welfare is the class teacher who provides a safe and nurturing environment for all the children in the class. If there are more complex issues the class teacher may seek the guidance from the phase leaders or a member of the senior leadership team.
As students enter the Upper School they move to a pastoral system where the form tutor becomes the first port of call, as well as utilizing the support of a Housemaster or Housemistress. The form tutor registers the class each day and provides ‘close personal tutoring’, welfare guidance as well as academic monitoring.
Through our small tutor groups and strong House system, we offer each student personalised care, support and guidance. Every student at Harrow Chongqing is known by name, and the teachers understand the students’ strengths and areas for improvement. Our House Masters/Mistresses offer a larger support network to have oversight over the whole House and to deal with larger issues that might arise, and these are in turn supported by our Head of Pastoral Care and Boarding.