Each Housemistress liaises regularly with the Head of Year responsible for girls in her year group.
Time and continuity in supporting girls in boarding and during the extended school day, creates an approach to pastoral care which is more akin to family life; we have clear expectations and sufficient flexibility to make allowance for individual needs and wishes.
Through their shared purpose and enthusiasm and the time to nurture close relationships, staff and girls create here an integrated community in which at Badminton every girl is well known, understood and supported.
Girls are involved in making suggestions about activities they would like and help in organising them. There is a Boarders’ Committee in which any issue about boarding can be discussed. Girls who are members of the Food Committee, make proposals about food on offer and have led a Fair Trade initiative and have supported the provision of locally sourced food.
Boarders who choose to stay in school rather than go home or to guardians for exeat weekends, assist in organising arranging the weekend programme. This might include brunch in school, an evening meal at a restaurant and a trip to the theatre or to London.