Growing up in the 21st century presents challenges to young people and at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi we do all we can to help empower our pupils to navigate their way through them.
We have a strong and well-founded reputation for our pastoral care – the needs of our pupils as young people and individuals in their own rights are a cornerstone of our work. We understand that growing up isn't always plain sailing and that sometimes life can throw up unforeseen difficulties. Pastoral support at Cranleigh is specifically tailored to each child. We believe that happy, secure children will become confident and independent learners.
Each pupil has a Class Teacher (FS1 Nursery to Year 4) or, a Tutor (Year 5 - Sixth Form) who has primary responsibility for his or her wellbeing and academic oversight while at school. Class Teachers and Tutors are the initial contacts for advice and guidance for both pupils and parents. In addition, Heads of Year, Housemasters, an Independent Listener (School Counsellor) and Senior Leaders with specific Pastoral responsibilities and expertise remain intrinsically invested in pupils’ wellbeing. Importantly, all Cranleigh learners also have access to nominated members of their peer group who have been selected and coached to provide a further layer of support and a voice to decisions made in school.
The development of character, values and a focus on wellbeing anchor our pastoral approach. We have built our community on the values of The Cranleigh Code which include respect, collaboration, responsibility, adaptability, kindness, and empathy. The Cranleigh Code is embedded into Cranleigh pupils’ daily life. This is highlighted through assemblies, house events, extra-curricular activities and wellbeing days. Furthermore, it is brought alive through the curriculum with a standalone subject of Moral Education that focuses on developing the tools for life to ensure a successful educational journey.
We are committed to our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development