The Pastoral Team

Pastoral care underpins everything that we do. The Pastoral Team all work cohesively to support the girls. Form Tutors, Heads of Year, our School Nurse and our School Counsellor all work together, putting our students at the centre of all we do.

CHRIS ALARU (3)The Pastoral Team is overseen by Mr C Alaru - Deputy (Staff and Students). Mr Alaru takes a strategic overview of the whole school, line manages the Pastoral Team and sets the priorities for the year ahead. "My aim is that every student feels happy and secure with a focus on their physical and mental wellbeing."

We pride ourselves on knowing each and every girl well, and on treating our students as individuals. We ensure that students are happy and healthy – in body and in mind – because we know that they will then achieve their full potential.

We involve our students in the Pastoral Team too. We have a large and thriving group of Peer Mentors, who go through a rigorous selection programme, to become a point of contact for any girl with a ‘concern’ – whether it is struggling with homework or time management, or something more personal.

Our Peer Mentors have Childline Accredited Training and they also support students in talking to a member of staff.


Some useful websites:


A Greenwich-based charity that promotes emotional health and wellbeing, and offers a range of therapeutic services.

Visit The Deborah Ubee Trust website


Mental health support, help and advice for young people and parents.

Visit the Young Minds website