Pointers pupils are well known throughout Blackheath and Greenwich for their cheerful nature and kind hearts. We believe this is attributed to our strong system of pastoral care. All adults in our school, from teachers to playground assistants, work to create a loving and fun environment where children are taught to value mistakes and take pride in the accomplishments of themselves and others.
Our houses are named after four castles of Great Britain (Stirling, Windsor, Dover, and Caernarvon), and house pride is strong! The house point system rewards effort and kindness, as each child works towards earning 50 points in order to visit the illustrious Treasure Chest. Each term the house with the highest house point tally is treated to a House Breakfast hosted by the Headmaster and the overall winner of the year is awarded the House Cup!
Our annual pastoral theme of the year focuses on different aspects of a child’s wellbeing. These are supported by Bible Memory Verses, school-wide initiatives, and assemblies. We have a strong pastoral team, composed of teachers who have Mental Health First Aid training, and they meet in small groups and one-on-one to support pupils throughout the school.
We believe strongly that children only thrive when parents work together with the school, and we run a Parenting Masterclass series, hosting workshops on topics such as first aid for parents, intuitive eating, supporting your child through homework and reducing childhood anxiety.