Pastoral care support
Teachers work closely together in consultation with parents to ensure the welfare of children in the school. Parents are urged to discuss any matters of concern with staff whenever they feel this is advisable. Parents are strongly urged to discuss such matters with the class teacher in the first instance; often potential problems can be avoided if they are dealt with quickly. The Principal will be pleased to see parents to discuss any matters of concern at any time, although it is advised to make an appointment if a lengthy discussion is needed. The exact procedures for dealing with safeguarding and child protection concerns are on display throughout the school and parents are frequently reminded about such procedures through literature sent home.
A comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is in place based on the Department of Education's 2017/04 Circular and reflective of the update in September 2019 (and associated guidance). The school has appointed two designated teachers for Child Protection (Mrs Keys and Mr Glass) and has a safeguarding team which involves the principal, staff and a designated governor.
Please find attached some useful information in regards to support relating to pastoral care.