Our family-values shine through and visitors to the school frequently comment on the warm and caring atmosphere they experience at Eversfield: our pupils’ wellbeing and happiness is fundamental to us all.
We foster an environment that encourages our children to be kind to each other, aim high, show respect for all and be resilient. The school Code of Conduct, CARE, sits at the heart of our pastoral programme and helps children develop essential life skills: Compassion, Aspiration, Resilience and Endeavour.
The importance of physical and mental health is taught to all age groups through our PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and children have regular opportunities to practise mindfulness.
A robust support network underpins our care for each child. Eversfield children know that every adult in the school cares about them and that they can go to any one of us if they have a worry.
Form teachers have secure, trusting relationships with the children in their care and so are the first point of contact for children and parents. We also have a full-time school nurse who is a primary point of contact for families whose children may have specific health needs, as well as offering another adult to confide in and attend to the inevitable medical issues that arise.
A further layer of support is offered by peer mentors who work across Forms 4, 5 and 6 on a one-to-one basis with children, or support group activities on wellbeing.