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Pastoral Care Policy

What is Pastoral Care?

School Pastoral Care is a systemic approach to holistic education, which seeks to value and develop the young person at every level.

It implies caring for the quality of relationships between partners in the school and wider community.

It involves the engagement of all the school policies, processes and programmes in the development of the appropriate structure, roles and resources to support the developing adolescent.

In Ardscoil Phádraig, our Pastoral Care programme acts as a balance to the more academic aspect of school life.  In terms of educating the whole person, Pastoral Care as part of the school curriculum is vital.

It deals with the personal, emotional, and social development of the student.  It aims to harness the potential of the whole person within a caring environment.

Pastoral Care covers such areas as:

a)      Personal Development
b)      Health Awareness
c)      Communication
d)      Study Skills

Pastoral Care Team

Principal and Deputy Principal

  • Overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the school.

Guidance Counsellor

  • Guidance and Counselling and Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE).
  • Liaising with year head in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in Principal’s role as Designated Liaison Person (DLP).

Year Head

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for monitoring the pastoral care and academic progress of students.
  • Liaising with teachers of students.
  • Dealing with written complaints made by teachers in relation to student behaviour.
  • Notifying parents on a day to day basis regarding irregularities in discipline/behaviour, homework, uniform, exam performance, project deadlines, etc.
  • Completing all exam reports for distribution to parents at end of term/session.
  • In consultation with Guidance Counsellor advising students and parents on   course and subject options.
  • Liaising with principal in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in Principal’s role as Designated Liaison Person (DLP).

 

Class Tutor

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for general well-being of students.
  • Liaising with year head in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in Principal’s role as Designated Liaison Person (DLP).

Subject Teachers

  • Responsible for the teaching of their subject areas and monitoring the well-   being of their students.
  • Liaising with year head in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in relation to student concerns and issues.

Learning Support

  • Responsible for the special educational needs of the students.
  • Liaising with year head in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in relation to student concerns and issues.

Student Council

  • Student Council is responsible for communicating issues of concern from the student body to management.

Home/School Liaison Officer

  • The Home School Liaison teacher acts as a link between home and school.
  • Liaising with year head in relation to student concerns and issues.
  • Liaising with Principal in relation to student concerns and issues.


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