Pastoral Structure

Head of Pastoral: Mrs A. McGleenan (Vice-Principal)

The pastoral care of students is an integral part of the education programme of the school and the pastoral dimension permeates all school activities and is complementary to the academic work of the school.

The delivery of Pastoral Care is co-ordinated by a Pastoral Team, led by the Vice-Principal Mrs McGleenan through a general and specialized focus.

Each class group has a Form Teacher and each year group has a Year Head.

The Form Teacher has a detailed knowledge of the many individual needs, aspirations, interests and academic progress of each student in his/her form class. The Form Teacher has daily contact with the class and has an overview of each student’s progress. The Form Teacher liaises regularly with subject teachers and monitors the students work, behaviour and well-being and reports to the Head of Year. With this knowledge we aim to integrate the worth of parents, teachers and others in supporting the learning development of each student.

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A Year Head supported by the Key Stage Co-ordinator, Vice-Principal and Senior Leadership Team, oversees the general welfare of all students in the Year Group and supports the Form Teacher at all times.

We also make available the help and support of a number of services and programmes which combine to meet each student’s varied and often complex needs. We ensure that any external agencies used to support our work with students adhere to the values and ethos of our school.

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