The Codrington School - The International School of Barbados

Pastoral care

The Codrington School attaches great importance to the well-being of its students and their pastoral care, in which home room teachers in the primary school and form room teachers in the middle and upper schools, the heads of school, all teachers and other employees of the school, as well as all members the Codrington community, play a part.

Pastoral care at the school is underpinned by four major principles:

  1. We strive to ensure that our school environment is one of safety and that all students are able to learn in an environment where they feel safe, secure and valued.
  2. We strive towards a student centered educational approach that gives individual attention to each child whilst supporting each child with guidance and encouragement.
  3. We strive to encourage students to be internationally minded responsible learners. This encompasses a responsibility towards independent learning, towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a responsibility in how we interact with others and a respect for diversity within our community.
  4. As a school we believe that a close collaboration between school and home is an essential element in helping our children develop into responsible adults, able to respond to the pressures they will inevitably face, particularly through the often difficult teenage years. Together we can see their strengths, anticipate problems and encourage them, by means of open communication, to build good relationships with their peers and adults. This relationship between home and school has to be one of mutual partnership. The Codrington School strives for excellence in its communication to all members of the community and aims to build a strong dialogue between home and school.

The positive ethos of the school, the high expectations of all members of faculty and staff, the class and form community, community clubs, a programme of assemblies, health and social education lessons and enrichment activities all contribute to this and help encourage a sense of community and belonging.

Each student is seen as an important member of a close-knit ‘family’ and it is expected that older students look to the welfare of younger children within the school community, providing a positive role-model as well as assisting and helping them in their daily school routine.