Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy
"The system of pastoral care throughout the School is of a very high order". "Parents praise the quality of pastoral care offered at time of bereavement or family crisis". "The quality of chaplaincy provision is excellent". Extracts from recent school inspection reports.
The School Chaplain is Mrs Dana Bagnall and she offers pastoral care to children, staff and families as well as co-ordinating daily, weekly and termly School Worship.
School Worship includes a daily morning assembly, a Service for the beginning and end of each term and special events such as the annual Carol Service and Harvest Festival. The chaplaincy team also includes Canon Carl Turner (Cathedral Precentor) who regularly visits the school, together with other members of the Cathedral clergy.
Parents, friends and family are always warmly invited to join the school community at school services, details of which are published in the termly calendar, "This Week at ECS" and the ECS newsletter.
"At my old school I lost a lot of confidence but now have I come here I am starting to build it up again". Year 6 pupil
"I like ECS because it is a kind loving school and helps you if you are sad". Year 5 pupil
"The thing I most like about ECS is the people and my friends. It is like a big family because it's not a very large school and you know everybody there". Year 7 pupil
"I like the atmosphere of friendship because there are strong bonds between all pupils". Year 8 pupil