We recognise that every girl has unique gifts and talents and that everyone’s needs are different.

What is Pastoral Care?

Pastoral care is defined as the commitment to, and active demonstration of concern for, the growth and wellbeing of each student, as well as the broader school community. It focuses on cultivating an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of every student.

PLC Girls are Supported

Having each girl feeling that she is known, cared for and valued as an individual is important to us. Our structures and programmes are designed to ensure this is achieved. Through their Senior School experience, girls can take risks in a safe and supported environment, develop resilience, discover their strengths and passions and grow to be young women of heart and soul.

We want our girls to be confident young women, who believe in themselves, and take charge of and engage fully with their own learning. Each girl’s talents and gifts are nurtured through flexible groupings, personalised teaching and learning programmes, and by providing numerous opportunities for them to grow.

Positive Classroom Environment

PLC is committed to developing a positive classroom environment conducive to supporting the learning of all girls. Each is appropriately challenged and expectations of them are high but realistic.

As girls mature at different rates, their readiness for learning varies from one to another. Our classes are organised with the uniqueness of each individual in mind. Flexible groupings in Years 7 and 8 provide the opportunity for learning programmes to be targeted to each girl’s particular stage of development. Essentially, all girls undertake the same courses of study, with the pace being varied. Pre-testing at the beginning of a new aspect of learning enables us to re-group classes and to teach to the specific needs of the girls. They are able to move fluidly between groups according to their mastery. This means that every girl has every pathway open to her as she journeys through the school.

There are no limits!