Pastoral Care

At Falcons School we believe that pastoral care is central to each child’s success from both academic and pastoral perspectives. The quality of pastoral care has an immense impact on a child’s academic, vocational, social, emotional and behavioural development. The importance placed on pastoral care is reflected by, and embedded within, our school’s mission statement and aims.

We believe that all children should be happy, well-rounded and confident learners who are respectful, thoughtful and motivated. We also believe that the qualities of integrity, kindness and good manners are at the heart of what we do. The aim of our school is to create an atmosphere of care both in and out of school; this is for all users of the school, including children, parents, staff and the community.

Our Pastoral Aims

  • To enable each child to fulfil their own potential both academically and socially
  • To create a caring environment where pupils are valued for who they are, not just for what they can do
  • To ensure that each child has access to personal and academic guidance and support where necessary
  • To promote in pupils the self-awareness and self-confidence that they need to face the challenges, both academic and personal, that are placed on them
  • To develop pupils’ self-esteem through the creation of a happy, secure and settled environment
  • To provide opportunities for and encourage pupils to exercise individual and social responsibility
  • To develop important life skills that promote positive mental health and social welfare, emotional literacy, critical and moral reasoning, self-esteem, self-awareness, communication skills, relationship skills and assertiveness
  • To establish and maintain an appropriate relationship with every parent, so that together we can help to prepare each child for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • To ensure our pupils are well equipped for and enjoy a vibrant and varied curriculum in a safe environment
  • To enable our pupils to understand and gain experiences that will help them lead healthy lives, know how to keep themselves safe, enjoy and achieve in their lives, understand the principles of achieving economic well-being and make a positive contribution to their community and the world
  • To ensure all pastoral care systems are in place, are monitored and followed up by the Upper and Lower School Leads
  • Through our behaviour and discipline policy develop behaviour that stresses courtesy, tolerance, acceptance, co-operation, respect and care. Pupils will be encouraged to manage their own behaviour and use behaviours that will lead to a happy and safe school and be rewarded for showing these behaviours
  • To encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions and realise that actions have consequences
  • To ensure all staff are aware of the procedures for Child Protection (Safeguarding)
  • To maintain the school’s Safeguarding Policy and ensure all members of staff are conversant with it
  • To keep records of all reported incidents and meetings with external agencies that involve the welfare of our pupils