Pastoral

At Charterhouse we are actively committed to providing the highest standards of pastoral care to ensure the wellbeing of all our pupils. Pastoral care plays a central part in pupils' lives during their time here, with a team of staff who support and care for them.

The pastoral care team comprises:

  • Deputy Head (Pastoral)
  • Deputy Head (Pupils & Community)
  • Assistant Head (Pupil Welfare)
  • Housemasters / Housemistresses
  • Matrons
  • Tutors
  • The Master of Yearlings
  • Chaplain
  • Medical Staff
  • Counsellors

The Deputy Head (Pastoral), oversees all pastoral care and reports directly to the Headmaster, working with the Deputy Head (Pupils & Community) and Assistant Head (Pupil Welfare).

All pupils are under the care of their resident Housemaster/Housemistress, who is their day-to-day mentor and is responsible for looking after them throughout their time at Charterhouse.

Each Housemaster/Housemistress also has a team of around six tutors. Every pupil is allocated a Tutor who takes a particular interest in his/her academic progress, co-curricular commitments and who guides them through the Reach Out programme. The Tutor takes responsibility for one year group within their House and is therefore able to maintain good oversight of key pressure points within their year. Tutors meet with their tutees formally three times a week – during the Monday afternoon Reach Out session and for two 15-minute morning tutorials. They will also usually meet informally on the tutor’s weekly duty evening in House. One of the House tutors is appointed the Assistant Housemaster/Housemistress; he or she too will have a very close working knowledge of the House.

Housemasters/Housemistresses are supported by a resident Matron who looks after the domestic needs of each pupil in the House, dispenses routine medication and offers homely advice and support.

There is also a structure of care amongst the pupils in each House. The Housemaster/Housemistress appoints a Head of House and House Monitors to help care for pupils in the House. And during their first few weeks in the House, each new pupil is allocated to an older pupil whose responsibility it is to make sure they settle in, find their way around and learn quickly how the School and House works.

The Master of the Yearlings keeps a special eye on the new Year 9 pupils (known as 'Yearlings'), organising informal meals and opportunities to talk through any issues they may have as new pupils in the School.

There is also the chaplaincy, the medical staff and counsellors whom any pupil can make an appointment to meet and discuss any problems they may have.