Pastoral Care in School
The Catholic ethos of the school is reflected throughout and these values are re-enforced through the Personal and Social programme and behaviour policy in our school. This involves children taking responsibility for their own actions and for the welfare of others.
Children are given responsibilities as classroom monitors and our Year 6 children are ‘buddies’ to our children in Class 1. Each year group is represented on the School Council and the children actively raise money for charities and children in third world countries.
We offer many different elements of pastoral care for children in school:
- Breakfast Club: Children are able to come to school early to have their breakfast and take part in a range of activities before school.
- Listening Matters: Children take part in a guided program to help with confidence issues or social and emotional issues. This program takes place at the discretion of the school and only where need is seen by staff.
- House System: All children belong to a House and they play for team- points each week. Children also work in these house groups to complete art days and sports activities. Our Houses are: St Cuthbert, St Bede, St Theresa and St Bernadette.
- Buddies: All of our Year 6 children are buddies to Class 1 children. This system allows our older children to guide and mentor our younger children, to encourage them to make good choices. Regularly, Year 6 and EYFS read together.
- Diamond Powers: Each class promotes the use of diamond powers to promote independence. Children are given diamond powers for solving problems on their own. Tom Robson came into school to set up our Learning Detectives, who tell us which learning powers we need to focus on.
- Charities we have raised money for this year: Operation Christmas Child, CAFOD, Turn Little Fish in Big Fish, Children in Need, Bags for life and Foodbanks.