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Pastoral Care Policy

AIMS

* To value and develop each member of the school community.

* To promote learning at every level for the student.

* To support the student at all times, but especially when ability to learn is adversely effected by personal, social or domestic circumstances.

OBJECTIVES

* To promote a happy school community conducive to personal and academic development.

* To encourage a sense of social justice within the school community.

* To establish and maintain a good rapport between school / home and community.

LEARNING FOR LIFE

* To prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and challenges of adult life.

* To provide a caring supportive environment.

PROVISION FOR PASTORAL CARE WITHIN THE SCHOOL

* There is an organised programme of pastoral care for each year group.

* A year plan of Pastoral activities is drawn up.

* A timetabled Social Personal Health Education programme is designed to promote aspects of personal and social development.

* The Pastoral Care Co-ordinator and committee meet once a week to organise, monitor, evaluate and review the pastoral programmes.

* Care for all students is ensured by having a structure of regular contact with year heads, tutors etc.

* Counselling when necessary.

* Regular parent contact.

* Peer Mentor Programme.

ROLE OF YEAR HEAD

* To liaise with Class Tutors, Deputy Principal, Principal and other staff / Parents.

* To create a positive atmosphere within the year group thus promoting the wellbeing and development of students.

CLASS TUTOR

* The class tutor plays a fundamental role in the Pastoral Care system through their knowledge of the emotional and academic needs of all students in his / her tutor group.

* They will meet the class each morning at assembly.

SUBJECT TEACHERS

* Should be familiar with and support the Schools' Pastoral Care Policy and report concerns to appropriate personnel.

* To foster and sustain a positive teaching and learning environment in the classroom and in the school community.