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Ballytober Primary School, Bushmills

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

At Ballytober Primary School the well-being of our pupils is afforded the highest priority. We believe, first and foremost, that no child can learn or achieve their full potential unless they feel happy, safe, secure and valued. Our pastoral aims are to:-

  • Enhance the self-esteem and well-being of our pupils
  • Provide the best possible opportunities for pupils to achieve their full potential
  • Ensure our pupils are taught in a safe and caring environment
  • To provide equal opportunities for all
  • To celebrate success and achievement

This aims are achieved though a number of approaches:-

  • We ensure that our child protection practices, policies and procedures are fully compliant will DENI and EA advice.
  • We promote pupil voice though our school council, Eco team, Playground Pals etc.
  • We unsure effective delivery of the Personal Development and Mutual Understanding curriculum.
  • We undertake learning activities associated with particular national campaigns eg Internet safety, antibullying week.
  • We utilise special programmes aimed at promoting health, and well- being such as, “My Happy Mind” and “Mind Me Mind You” (see additional pages on the website).
  • We encourage healthy habits such as exercise and healthy eating.
  • We ensure that our extensive range of policies which relate to pastoral care, health and safety and pupil well-being are fit for purpose and regularly reviewed. (Many of these are available on the website)

In addition, the most important aspect of our pastoral care provision is to be found in the interactions which take place every moment of every day in our school. All of our staff, both teaching and non-teaching are committed to:-

  • Building positive relationships with every child.
  • Treating every child with respect and as an individual.
  • Ensuring that every pupil feels safe, happy and secure.
  • Being fair.