At Queen Victoria School pastoral care is given a high priority. It is at the heart of the School’s ethos and is the responsibility of the Deputy Head Teacher (Pastoral & Guidance).
The House structure provides the detailed supervision of the individual and the closest pastoral care. The child’s welfare is the day-to-day responsibility of the Housemaster or Housemistress and their staff. Members of staff also act as House Tutors with responsibility for some 10–12 pupils. They are the primary focus and point of contact with any one group of pupils. They use their professional and personal skills to listen and advise, or arrange referrals if more specialist attention is required. All information is channelled through to the Housemaster or Housemistress who acts as the liaison between the House, parents and the Head.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the School either formally, for example being a member of the Parents’ Liaison Group, or informally by attending Sunday church services or other events and sporting fixtures involving their children.