Pastoral Care

Rationale

Church Stretton School must do its best for each student in accordance with its mission statement, ‘Achievement for All’ demonstrating that it is a caring community that shows concern and understanding for the personal needs of each individual student.

It is important that each child can identify with their tutor, House Leader or trusted adult in school, who knows him/her individually and who can be consulted if and when personal or academic problems may arise.
It is the duty of all staff to ensure that a safe, caring environment is established for all children.
All staff must be constantly vigilant regarding the care and welfare of students, especially those in their own pastoral area.

Purpose:

  • To provide a consistent structure of care within which each individual student may grow and develop.

  • To support the academic learning process.

  • To create an orderly, disciplined atmosphere in which students feel they are safe, secure and happy when attending school.

  • To promote and monitor regular attendance and punctuality.

  • To detect and assist students who may be at risk, or have special needs and to liaise with appropriate agencies via the relevant nominated person.

  • To monitor the day-to-day welfare of the students and to be the facilitator between home/school/other agencies.

  • To foster the personal development of students.

    1. All aspects of pastoral care entail a whole school involvement.

    2. House Achievement Coordinators and Tutors are responsible for the students in their House according to the job specification given to them by the Headteacher.

    3. From year 7, as far as is practical, students will retain the same House Leader and tutor though to year 11.

    4. Tutors are responsible for attending meetings within their own House and are closely involved in the academic monitoring and mentoring of students in their tutor group as well as accepting responsibility for their pastoral care as directed by their House Leader.

    5. Tutors register students in their tutor group at the beginning of each morning, they monitor attendance and punctuality, drawing any problems or concerns to the attention of their House Leader.

    6. Tutor time is set aside each week to discuss specific themes, challenge inappropriate attitudes and mentor students. Accelerated Reader, British Values, In the News and Celebration Friday are covered throughout the week.

    7. There is a comprehensive rewards and sanctions system in operation within the school and clear and consistent disciplinary procedures. Information on the Reward route and Behaviour plan is in each student’s planner.

    8. Links with parents are seen as a positive strength in the pastoral development of pupils. Communication with parents includes a weekly newsletter, prospectus, induction evenings, parents evenings, formal interviews and general emails for specific information giving.

    9. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of social and educational activities, including residential experiences, foreign travel, clubs, teams, sporting and musical and theatrical activities and excursions.

    10. Links with charities are established within each House, funding raising takes place throughout the year.

    11. Students are given the opportunity to put forward their views by participation in the School and House Councils (Tutor Representatives), to take on various roles and responsibilities, e.g. Senior Students