Doveland Schools believes in the system of pastoral care.
As part of our mission, we partner with parents and pupils that focus on the Well- being of the total child at all times. We understand how important it is to have the right support and encouragement during all stages of a child’s education that is why all our staff work hard to ensure that each pupil feels supported by forging a strong communication link with both parents and pupil.
At Doveland, ‘Every Child Matters’ as we ensure that pupils enjoy school and achieve in school by developing a broad range of skills in preparation for adulthood.
Our Pastoral Care procedure is as follows:
Pastoral Casework – That is individual work with pupils who are having problems be it of an academic, vocational, social, emotional or behavioural nature.
Pastoral Curriculum – This includes both the ‘hidden curriculum’ that is the ethos of the school, the day to day relationships between staff and pupils, the value system of a school, the opportunities for moral, spiritual, social and cultural development as well as the more formal and overt pastoral curriculum, which would include, though not be limited to, the PSHE work whether done by teachers or by subject specialists.
Pastoral Control – That is the discipline system in the school that would include the giving of sanctions but is a much wider concept than that. Good discipline, which is consistent, which affirms the pupils’ value, which builds rather than crushes, which encourages individuality rather than dull conformity, but all within an orderly environment, is an essential ingredient of effective pastoral care.
Our Pastoral Charter
- To enable each pupil to fulfill their own potential both academically and socially.
- To ensure that each pupil has access to personal, vocational and academic guidance and support where necessary.
- To provide opportunities for and encourage pupils to exercise individual and social responsibility.
- 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 establish and maintain an appropriate relationship with every parent, so that together we can help to prepare the pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
- To create a caring environment where pupils are valued for who they are, not just for what they can do.