Pastoral

Pastoral care of our students is a key strength of the College, where we were judged ‘Excellent’ for personal development in the 2019 ISI inspection. We are committed to maintain and strengthen our excellent reputation for nurturing students through, not only the mechanisms within the school, but most importantly the strong relationships between student, staff and parents. Their wellbeing is important to us – happy children succeed in life.

It is the key qualities of care and guidance that are the central components to the excellent pastoral care that we provide at DLD. We pride ourselves on the willingness of staff to understand the motivations and challenges that each student faces. Pastoral care can come in many different guises, not always the flamboyant and attention-grabbing headlines providing the best examples. Time and patience are key factors and a willingness to meet the student on their terms, whilst retaining high standards.

At DLD College London pastoral care is a priority for all staff, from the cleaner to the Principal; any member of staff who has contact with students is responsible for their wellbeing. There are a number of colleagues who are positioned around the students, from the Personal Tutor, the Director of Studies, and the Huddle Houseparents (for those that live in our boarding house), as well as the college wellbeing team including the Head of Wellbeing, School Nurse, the Counsellor and the School Life Coach. There are a number of trained professionals who have the necessary skills to ensure the focus on pastoral care is strong. We are training all staff in the Mental Health First Aid qualification in order to improve their understanding of the challenges that young people face, and there are a number of certified qualifications that staff work towards to strengthen their practice. DLD College is committed to practicing coaching within the school and a number of staff are trained in coaching skills to encourage empowerment of students in their studies and life choices.

We strive to develop the next generation of leaders in a diverse world and endeavour to ensure that all DLD students live and study in a supportive community, building their own self-awareness so that they can take care of themselves, both physically and mentally, and lead others in the future.

Pastoral care of our students is a key strength of the College, where we were judged ‘Excellent’ for personal development in the 2019 ISI inspection. We are committed to maintain and strengthen our excellent reputation for nurturing students through, not only the mechanisms within the school, but most importantly the strong relationships between student, staff and parents. Their wellbeing is important to us – happy children succeed in life.

At DLD, we believe that students develop best if they feel part of a community, and the most effective way to achieve this is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect.We place high importance of the personal approach to the care and support of our students; small class sizes and a wide range of co-curricular activities enable students to settle quickly into the DLD community. Led by the Vice Principal Welfare, our dedicated Welfare team offer consistent and tailored support to our students ensuring that each student feels valued, supported, and equipped to manage their studies and their transition into further education or a career.

Every student has a dedicated Personal Tutor, a Director of Studies, and a Director of Welfare. Students also have access to medical provisions and health and emotional advice from our College Nurse, support from our Student Services team, and, for boarders, 24 hour support from our boarding staff team.

For boarders, DLD college is their home away from home, we strive to provide a caring, inclusive, and nurturing environment. Welfare provision to our students extends beyond the college day ensuring that our dedicated boarding team are supporting students in their studies, in creating and maintaining friendships, and learning the life skills necessary to progress.

Boarding Staff

Our dedicated team of boarding staff are led by the Vice Principal (Boarding), James Kidd. Each student receives support from a member of the team not only during regular boarding hours but at scheduled meetings each week. The Houseparents act as the first contact for boarders outside of teaching hours, each Houseparents aims to be approachable, friendly, and welcoming to support the boarders in their home away from home.

The Vice Principal (Boarding), James Kidd, and the Houseparents can be contacted 24 hours a day while the boarders are in residence and the boarding staff strive to provide regular and constructive feedback to parents about their child’s progress.

Medical Care

DLD provides medical care and support from our College Nurse and our team of first-aid trained staff. Our medical centre provides students with a safe place to come to receive medical care, advice about physical and mental health issues, and emotional support.

Working with the local Heath Centre, the Nurse ensures that all boarders are registered with a GP and will assist students with booking and attending doctors’ appointments, collecting and safely administering prescriptions, and ensuring that Parents are properly involved with the medical care of their child.

DLD aims to promote good health amongst our students encouraging them to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. For more information about DLD College Medical Policies please see our Policies page.

Pastoral care of our students is a key strength of the College, where we were judged ‘Excellent’ for personal development in the 2019 ISI inspection. We are committed to maintain and strengthen our excellent reputation for nurturing students through, not only the mechanisms within the school, but most importantly the strong relationships between student, staff and parents. Their wellbeing is important to us – happy children succeed in life.

It is the key qualities of care and guidance that are the central components to the excellent pastoral care that we provide at DLD. We pride ourselves on the willingness of staff to understand the motivations and challenges that each student faces. Pastoral care can come in many different guises, not always the flamboyant and attention-grabbing headlines providing the best examples. Time and patience are key factors and a willingness to meet the student on their terms, whilst retaining high standards.

At DLD College London pastoral care is a priority for all staff, from the cleaner to the Principal; any member of staff who has contact with students is responsible for their wellbeing. There are a number of colleagues who are positioned around the students, from the Personal Tutor, the Director of Studies, and the Huddle Houseparents (for those that live in our boarding house), as well as the College wellbeing team including the Head of Wellbeing, School Nurse, the Counsellor and the School Life Coach. There are a number of trained professionals who have the necessary skills to ensure the focus on pastoral care is strong. We are training all staff in the Mental Health First Aid qualification in order to improve their (a an) understanding of the challenges that young people face, and there are a number of certified qualifications that staff work towards to strengthen their practice. DLD College is committed to practising coaching within the school and a number of staff are trained in coaching skills to encourage empowerment of students in their studies and life choices.

We strive to develop the next generation of leaders in a diverse world and endeavour to ensure that all DLD students live and study in a supportive community, building their own self-awareness so that they can take care of themselves, both physically and mentally, and lead others in the future.

At DLD we believe that students develop best if they feel part of a community, and the most effective way to achieve this is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect.

We place high importance of the personal approach to the care and support of our students; small class sizes and a wide range of co-curricular activities enable students to settle quickly into the DLD community.

Led by the Vice Principal Welfare, our dedicated Welfare team offer consistent and tailored support to our students ensuring that each student feels valued, supported, and equipped to manage their studies and their transition into further education or a career.

Every student has a dedicated Personal Tutor, a Director of Studies, and a Director of Welfare. Students also have access to medical provisions and health and emotional advice from our College Nurse, support from our Student Services team, and, for boarders, 24 hour support from our boarding staff team.

For boarders, DLD college is their home away from home, we strive to provide a caring, inclusive, and nurturing environment. Welfare provision to our students extends beyond the college day ensuring that our dedicated boarding team are supporting students in their studies, in creating and maintaining friendships, and learning the life skills necessary to progress.

ISI Inspection, 2011

Boarding Staff

Our dedicated team of boarding staff are led by our Director of Boarding, John Taylor. Each student receives support from a member of the team not only during regular boarding hours but at scheduled meetings each week. The Houseparents act as the first contact for boarders outside of teaching hours, each Houseparents aims to be approachable, friendly, and welcoming to support the boarders in their home away from home.

The Director of Boarding, John Taylor, and the Houseparents can be contacted 24 hours a day while the boarders are in residence and the boarding staff strive to provide regular and constructive feedback to parents about their child’s progress.

Medical Care

DLD provides medical care and support from our College Nurse and our team of first-aid trained staff. Our medical centre provides students with a safe place to come to receive medical care, advice about physical and mental health issues, and emotional support.

Working with the local Heath Centre, the Nurse ensures that all boarders are registered with a GP and will assist students with booking and attending doctors’ appointments, collecting and safely administering prescriptions, and ensuring that Parents are properly involved with the medical care of their child.

DLD aims to promote good health amongst our students encouraging them to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. For more information about DLD College Medical Policies please see our Policies page

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