Pastoral Care

Pupils’ well-being, happiness and personal development are key priorities at ISM - without these things in place academic success will not follow. Providing proper guidance and support for pupils during their time with us is a critical part of our mission. Our aim is to ensure that every boy and girl develops morally, spiritually and socially.

Every pupil is assigned a tutor who provides overall academic and personal guidance to students under his or her care. Students meet regularly with their tutor both as a group and individually to discuss progress and any problems or concerns. The Personal, Social and Health Education programme is delivered in tutor groups throughout the school year. Tutors are also the first point of contact for parents.

Every pupil is also a member of one of four school houses: Romans, Vikings, Saxons and Normans. Many of the school’s social and music events and sports competitions take place within the context of the house. The house system also gives pupils the opportunity to engage in formal and informal leadership roles, work as a team and contribute to the house and school communities. Pupils from Year 7 may take on leadership roles on the Student Council or as House Representatives. Older pupils may be elected as House Captains or School Prefects.