Pastoral Care deals with the overall development of the pupil. This includes:
It requires a caring commitment by all teachers to guide and advice. It permeates all aspects of school life and contributes to the creation of the school ethos as a caring Christian community.
The pastoral care programme aims to help our pupils to identify those issues in their lives which they must deal with as part of their personal and emotional development. Together, staff and pupils can identify and adopt the values and attitudes which will guide and support them as they encounter the challenges of the modern world.
We aim to create a positive, well-ordered environment within which students can flourish and effective learning can take place. Our aim is to equip our pupils to lead fulfilled and contented young lives as competent young men who are full y prepared for the challenges that life will present to them.
Each year group is divided into Form Classes of approximately 25 students.
Students meet with their Form Teacher each morning.
One morning each week the whole year group meets for assembly in the College Chapel.
There are timetabled Form Periods each week for the delivery of the pastoral programme.
The work of the Form Teachers is overseen by a Year Head. The Year Head is supported by the Senior Teacher with responsibility for teh Key Stage.
The Pastoral system is under the direction of the Vice-Principal (Pastoral); Mr Kevin Franklin.
The Student Welfare Officer deals with all day to day medical, health and well-being issues.
Regular contact is maintained with parents through the following channels; homework diary, telephone, e-mail, school app, SIMS Parent App, Groupcall (text service)Twitter, and via our website.
We also have the facility of a school counselling service (provided by Familyworks) which is available for all students.
Positive Behaviour Policy
The College seeks to create a positive, well-ordered environment within which each pupil feels valued and encouraged to contribute positively to his own personal development and to the life of the College. Our Positive Behaviour Policy helps promote this culture. We aim is to bring about self-discipline in every pupil and to help each pupil to grow into a mature, well-rounded individual.
Promoting the values of the College requires commitment and co-operation on the part of pupils and staff. Within such a community, everyone feels valued and this leads to mutual respect and personal fulfilment for all. The achievement of these aims requires industry and co-operation on the part of pupils and a high quality of teaching, tutoring and supervision on the part of all staff. It also requires effective leadership on the part of Year Heads, Heads of Department, Senior Leaders, Vice-Principals and the Principal.