JPGS Safeguarding Team
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School recognises its responsibilities for the protection of the children in our care. Children who witness violence or are abused in any way may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth. They may feel helplessness, humiliation and some sense of blame. The School may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in their lives. When at School, their behaviour may be challenging and defiant or they may be withdrawn. All adults working at the School must be aware of their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every student inside and outside school. This involves
ensuring that pupils are protected from significant physical or emotional harm and that there is a positive commitment to ensure the satisfactory development and growth of the individual. We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, members of the School community are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The School will therefore establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are
encouraged to talk, and are listened to, and ensure that all children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried. Through pastoral support, different subject curricular and discussions during tutor periods, we facilitate children in the development of the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse. This policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
Form Tutors and Class Teachers
Pastoral care is a significant element of life at Jeddah Prep and Grammar School and we recognise that good tutoring has a key role to play in providing energetic young people with the levels of advice and support they need. In essence, happy pupils will work harder, achieve better and be more likely to succeed in the whole range of activities that are on offer at JPGS. Pastoral support is provided by the whole community, but each pupil has their own Class Teacher (Prep School) or Form Tutor (Grammar School), who looks after them and is the first port of call for questions and inquires. Depending on their age, a pupil will spend a differing amount of time with their class teacher/mentor, ranging from nearly all of the day in Nursery and Reception to a morning and afternoon meeting in Year Seven and above.
The Form Tutor’s role is to become the expert on each of their tutees and to understand and support them in their life at the School.