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Pupil Wellbeing

Pastoral Care Structure

The primary responsibility for the care and welfare of pupils rests with the Board of Governors, through the Principal. However, the School recognises that all staff share this responsibility and does everything possible to support them in this role. Staff training regularly addresses pastoral care issues, and a number of members of staff are appointed to play a leading role as shown below:

The Vice Principal (Pastoral) co-ordinates the provision of pastoral care throughout the school, overseas all aspects of its work and will deal directly with issues of a more serious concern.

Lines of Communication

Pastoral Concern
1st point of contact Class Tutor
2nd point of contact Head of Year / Matron / School Counsellor
Continued contact Key Stage Leader Mrs McIntyre (KS3), Ms Ardis (KS4), Mr Irwin (KS5)
Continued contact Senior Teacher (Pastoral) Mr McCarey
Continued contact Vice Principal (Pastoral) Mr Hughes
Continued contact Principal Mrs Woods

Heads of Year 2023/2024

Form 1
Form 2
Form 3
Form 4
Form 5
Lower Sixth
Middle Sixth
Dr Shiels
Mr Rowntree
Mrs Thornton
Mrs Morris
Mrs McNally
Mrs Chambers
Ms Craig
Mr Kitchen
Mr McAleer
Mr Morrison
Mr Stretton
Mr Neill
Mr Healey
Dr Springer

In the first instance, parents should contact the Head of Year via the School Office on 028 9074 0423.

The Pastoral Curriculum

The School encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing and seeks to help them develop the skills to be able to do this. Aspects of personal development are addressed throughout the curriculum, most notably in Learning for Life and Work and Religious Studies. Assemblies regularly address issues surrounding making wise life choices, and the School’s Wellbeing Committee works to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles. The School also encourages pupils to avail of some of the many extra-curricular activities on offer, through which a wide range of life skills may be developed.


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