Welcome from the Head of Prep Pastoral and Co-curriculum

Hello, and welcome. I am responsible for delivering the pastoral care programme for our Prep students and safeguarding (Child Protection) for all DBS students. I work closely with the Head of Pre-Prep, the Well-being Manager and a very experienced team of Form Tutors to ensure that the provision for each student is effective.

Our aim is to ensure that our students have access to the best possible opportunities and experiences during their education, so that they can reach their full potential and are better prepared for the future. Our work is focused on developing and celebrating students as individuals, not just as learners. We believe that every child, regardless of ability, deserves a first-class education. Everyone has potential, some of which is hidden and needs to be uncovered. I strongly believe that together as a learning community we can nurture potential.

At DBS, our students are at the heart of every decision. Everything we do is about ensuring their experiences here help them to develop in a caring, supportive environment with a strong pastoral structure at the centre of the school. We have high expectations and high aspirations for every one of our students and our vision is that our students aspire to be the global leaders of tomorrow.

Mark Higgins
Head of Prep School Pastoral and Co-curriculum