Pastoral care

The College Pastoral Care System exists to ensure that all students have an easily accessible support network which enables and encourages them towards success.

The individual student is at the heart of everything we do at EIC.  Students come to us from a variety of backgrounds, and with diverse experiences of education.  Some may be high flyers who have always done well and want to be challenged by our expert teachers, others may be students with special educational needs who are seeking a warm and calm environment.  Either way, students at the College are encouraged not only to succeed academically, but also to develop themselves outside of the classroom, in their own time and at their own pace.

In order for students to mature into young citizens who are ready to live life to the full, they need an educational environment that provides equal amounts of nurture and challenge.  At College, they can make decisions in a safe environment.  Even our GCSE students are able to wear casual clothes and go out at lunchtime.  Our A level students have even greater freedom, and are only required to be in College from their first lesson of the day to the last.  This means that they can learn to plan their time wisely, with the support of their tutor.

At EIC, all students are encouraged to develop their skills as leaders.  Students are encouraged to lead assemblies, try new extra-curricular activities and even to set up their own clubs and societies, all within our supportive environment where our ethos of gentle encouragement means that even the most shy students often feel comfortable enough to give things a go.

Students meet with their Personal Tutors every day and can share any worries and concerns.  The Vice Principal also has an open door policy and any student can drop in for a chat if something is worrying them.  As an additional layer of pastoral support, we have a Peer Mentoring system.  All students in Years 9-12 will be allocated to an older student who has volunteered to take on this role.

Our students, both past and present, are highly appreciative of the extra care and effort which goes into helping them succeed towards reaching their goals.

We place great value on what they relay to us and always do our best to adapt our approach where they make suitable suggestions for improvements.

Balgees joined the College for her GCSE's, and is about to complete her A-Levels with strong grade improvements. In this video, she shares her journey at the College.

From 2017-2018, here are some views, from students or parents, who feel that our approach has been effective:

"This past year has been life changing and I'm not sure I could've achieved what I did at any other college. Words can't describe how grateful and happy I am."

Charlie - student 2017-2018

"The key thing is that in his time at Ealing his approach to education and outputs has improved beyond recognition. He really enjoyed being in class and exchanging ideas with staff and pupils alike and for this we are very grateful to you and your colleagues at the College"

Andrew - father of Jack, who managed a 5 grade increase across 3 A Level subjects in 2017-2018

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you, and also Marc's teachers, for your collective work in helping Marc achieve excellent results in his GCSEs. I also appreciate the pastoral care that Marc received."

Patrick - father of Marc, who enhanced his grades by 8 in a GCSE Intensive year from 2017-2018

Learn more about how our tutors help students fulfil their potential.

Each student in the College is assigned a personal tutor where a close-knit relationship is fostered, geared towards academic success. 

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