Pastoral Care Policy
It is the policy of this nursery school that every child and adult within
the school will be valued as individuals, will be encouraged in their learning
growth and social development and will feel safe and secure within a
healthy, safe and structured environment.
Young children will be encouraged to develop self-esteem, confidence and
independence of thought to enable them to be sympathetic,
understanding and sensitive to the needs of their peers and others.
Children under our care will be gently supported and encouraged to
develop the necessary skills to cope positively with any threat to their
personal safety both from within and outside the school. The Principal will
liaise fully with all relevant outside agencies.
All staff members will be well informed about the potential dangers to
children and will be offered in-service training on this should the
opportunity arise. Staff members are fully committed to creating an
environment of care and trust and to ensuring the emotional and physical
welfare of the pupils as well as their academic progress.
Good working relationships based on mutual respect will be fostered and
regular staff meetings within the school will allow staff the opportunity
to contribute effectively to creating and maintaining a safe, secure
environment for both staff and children. The school staff work together
as a team, valuing and supporting each other.
A high standard of behaviour will be expected and staff will be fair, firm,
consistent and compassionate in their approach to classroom discipline.
Parents will be supported and encouraged to contribute positively to their
child’s education and welfare and staff will be available should parents
wish to discuss any problem whatsoever. The school places a strong
emphasis on good, open communication between parents and staff.
Parents will be informed regularly of their child’s progress and if any
problem should arise. When a child is ill or injured, the school will contact
parents immediately, using the contact numbers provided by them.
The school’s pastoral care policy will be reviewed annually by the staff
and Board of Governors.