This is a time in your child’s life of much change and growth. We are here to support your child with their pastoral care right alongside their educational journey. We believe the two are inextricably linked.
The Lower Prep school years are a period of increased independence for your child. From learning to tie their own shoelaces in Year 3, to moving around the school on their own, to finally earning their ‘Digi-Social’ licence in Year 6. This gradual acquiring of freedom naturally comes with challenges and the pastoral care at the school helps your child with a strong sense of identity and self-reliance to deal with this transition.
Alongside this increased independence comes more responsibility. Children have opportunities to be Form Captains, be on the School Council and by Year 6, become buddies for their younger Year 3 counterparts. They are also encouraged to be responsible for managing their own Co-curricular activities.
As this is a time that children begin to find their place in the world and their friends become more central to their life, we support pupils to be confident, not to be afraid of making mistakes and to see the best in themselves, as well as being welcoming and accepting of others. There is great trust and support between pupils at the Prep school; an environment we have worked hard to foster and that we are deeply proud of.
In an age where there has been much need to pull together, we also ask our pupils how they might be ‘of service to the world’, what they can do to give back and make a difference; this is particularly encouraged by supporting children with individual charity endeavours.
The Flow Skills programme at Framlingham has been devised to equip our pupils with the skills that they need to to proactively process and manage the challenges that they will inevitably face, positively.
Here is a graphic explaining the 5 areas of skills and the channels that the programme is delivered through.