Tring Park School is committed to acting in the best interests of the child. We are dedicated to nurturing the wellbeing of all our pupils and recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare.
Pastoral care at Tring Park is delivered to both our boarding and day pupils by an experienced team of houseparents and personal tutors, all of whom are committed to the growth and wellbeing of the pupils they support.
Tring Park School has a fully equipped Medical Centre which is located immediately outside the main school gates. The Medical Centre is staffed seven days a week by experienced, competent and dedicated RGNs. The facility’s opening hours are from 7.30am – 8.45pm during the week and 9.00am – 4.30pm at the weekends. The Medical Centre has two separate wards for the close observation of pupils who are acutely unwell.
The nursing team work closely with all of the pastoral staff to insure the best care and support for every pupil attending Tring Park School. Outside the Medical Centre opening hours, the pastoral staff care for pupils with minor illnesses in their dorms.
The nursing team in the Medical Centre offer:
Healthy weight checks
Informal teaching of pupils regarding health and hygiene
Minor injuries assessment and treatment
Minor illnesses assessment and treatment
Sexual health advice
We have very close links with a dietician, chiropodist, orthodontist, local dentist and speech therapist.
The nursing team supports student paediatric nurse placements for the University of Hertfordshire throughout the academic year. These students are supervised by the nursing team whilst working in the Medical Centre.
Tring Park School employs a team of professional counsellors. Pupils can request sessions with a counsellor by calling the counselling mobile number or via the school nurses. The school also employs an independent listener who attends in the evenings; pupils can make their own appointment for times or request appointments via the school nurses.
There are many people available in school if a pupil has a problem or needs advice. Housemasters/mistresses, Personal Tutors and Academic Mentors are probably the people you will see most often in the first few days. They will help with any concerns or will be able to direct you to someone who can. There are also House Captains, House Deputies and Prefects who are senior pupils and will be available to both boarders and day pupils as another source of support. All new pupils are assigned a Pupil Mentor who will help guide them through the first few weeks.
In the Sixth Form, pastoral care underpins the strong work ethic that is instilled in our students by our academic and vocational departments. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own time management and they are provided with the resources that they need in order to achieve their potential. Sixth Form residents enjoy the privilege of more freedom at weekends and in the evenings.
Each Sixth Form house has its own residential House Master or Mistress who endeavours to provide a secure and relaxed environment whilst encouraging a respectful attitude within the house.
For lunch, we have a choice of three hot meals including a vegetarian option. Homemade soup is also on offer, as well as a salad bar, a selection of fruit and, of course, a proper pudding!
Tring Park is a non-denominational school with a Christian foundation and we welcome children of all faiths. On the second Sunday of each month, Prep to Fifth Form boarders attend either Tring Parish Church or the Roman Catholic Church of Corpus Christi for their Sunday service. Pupils are not required to attend church if it is contrary to their personal faith. On the last Sunday of each month, talks or services from representatives of different faiths are held at school to educate pupils about a wide range of religions.