Godolphin prides itself on its pastoral care for all of the pupils from 3-18. In the Prep in particular, our nurturing approach is achieved through close cooperation between tutors, subject teachers and parents and the boarding staff in Walters House. Every pupil meets with her tutor on a daily basis and they are encouraged to discuss successes, concerns, and school, local, national and international events.
Parents are always welcome at our Friday assemblies when the Prep community comes together to celebrate events of the week.
Our School is founded and underpinned by Christian values and welcomes people from all faiths and of none, celebrating the rich diversity found in the variety of backgrounds and walks of life.
My room, as Chaplain, is situated in the heart of the School, where the kettle is always on and there are comfy sofas. My able assistant, a pug called Professor Moriaty, welcomes pug hugs (but is quite happy to continue to sleep if not needed).
We meet here for Confirmation sessions in the Spring term, and regularly for Chaplaincy Team meetings. P.J Prayers however happens in house; a quiet time before bed.
Our small Chapel is open at all times as a quiet place to think and pray, with the Prayers book available for those who wish to use it. There is a regular Eucharist service open to all as well as the School Service.
Sometimes its good to have someone to talk to alongside house and teachers, when times are hard or a listening ear can help keep things in perspective. My door is always open.
Reverend Becky Ayers-Harris
The Health Centre is managed by Sister Dandy Brining who is a Nurse Practitioner Prescriber, she is supported by a team of Registered Nurses.
The Health Centre has an 'open door' approach although pupils are encouraged to attend outside of lesson times when possible. The Health Centre provides first aid and, when required, a quiet room for rest. Simple over the counter medication can be administered for all pupils. Sister Dandy is able to prescribe medication for boarders registered with the School GP.
Support is given to pupils with ongoing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and anaphylaxis. The Health Centre Nurses offer a friendly approach to pupils in times of need and can refer directly onto the school GP or counsellors when appropriate.
Pupils across the whole school from Pre-Prep to Upper Sixth are members of one of the three competitive Houses – Douglas, Hamilton and Methuen. The Houses are communities and work together in Inter-House matches, charity and social events and collecting House points.
Each school year a pupil from Year 6 is chosen to be the House Captain by the other pupils in their House. The Prep House Captains work in close conjunction with the Senior House Captains. During the year there are various whole school Inter-House activities which enhance the sense of community throughout the School.