Emphasis is placed on the value of each individual pupil and her personal and social development during her time at St. Hilda’s. Great emphasis is also placed on courtesy and kindness. The School does not tolerate bullying of any kind.
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education is incorporated as part of the curriculum by individual teachers. Within the curriculum, we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. Sex education is just one aspect of Personal and Social Education and this forms part of the Biological Science syllabus taught to the top two years.
Should a child be unhappy in any aspect of her school life, her parents are asked to contact her form teacher at the earliest opportunity so that the situation can be resolved as soon as possible.
A mentor system operates in both Form V (starting after half-term in the Easter Term) and in Form VI whereby each girl is allocated to a member of staff who overseas the welfare and work progress of the girls in his/her charge. This ensures that, as well as her form teacher, there is someone with whom each pupil can discuss any matters of concern. Similarly the mentor is someone to whom other members of staff can relay any concerns they may have about a pupil’s progress, especially at such a critical stage of her time at St Hilda’s.