The happiness and well-being of our pupils is central to all that we do here at Pownall Hall School and much of the success of the children is down to the daily support and guidance they receive.
At Pownall, we often talk about the ‘Pownall Family’, this in a nutshell, is the nurturing atmosphere we create, and family feel, which provides the security for children to ‘have a go’ and succeed at anything they put their minds to.
There is an inclusive atmosphere and strong community spirit at Pownall Hall which adds to the children’s feeling of being supported and part of a family. Knowing that they have a support network around them to provide help and reassurance should they need it, gives them a huge amount of confidence.
In our small class sizes, teachers get to know the children exceptionally well and build trusting relationships with all the pupils. If the children need to, they can talk to the staff about any concerns they may have, the staff are always available to listen and small issues are dealt with quickly before they escalate.
Pupils have many opportunities to succeed at school whether that be on the sporting field, in the classroom or in school productions and competitions. Their achievements are formally recognised weekly in our school assembly and bulletin and the children achievements are celebrated daily within lessons boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Pupils celebrate their friend’s achievements and are a great support for them if things don’t go to plan.
At Pownall, we form close links with parents and regularly feedback on children’s work and achievements so that parents are kept in touch with what their children do on a daily basis.
Our doors are always open and parents can chat with their child’s form teacher when they drop off in the morning, via email or should they need more time to discuss a matter, then they can arrange a meeting.
The Pownall Commitment
I agree to treat everyone in the Pownall community – regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, skin colour, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias.