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Pastoral Care

All who work at New Beacon strive to provide a safe, friendly and caring environment and for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

For pupils of all ages, staff  provide a high standard of support and guidance.  Teachers and teaching assistants know their pupils well, and relationships between staff and pupils  are excellent.  Relationships between pupils are also excellent.  Pupils care very well for each other.  They are polite and courteous.

Pupils know who to turn to if they need help.  In addition, they may express concerns indirectly through the ‘Private Eye’ box or ‘worry box’ as appropriate.  Any messages received are dealt with promptly.

Clear policies are successfully implemented to promote good behaviour and to guard against bullying.  Bullying is extremely rare, and when it does occur it is dealt with quickly and effectively.

All staff are fully aware of any issues or pastoral concerns, and this is facilitated by daily meetings and an electronic pastoral information system.

The New Beacon fosters the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of its pupils and promotes an awareness of issues relating to health, safety and well-being through:

  • the curriculum
  • the pastoral systems
  • assemblies
  • the Company (House) system
  • Chapel services
  • form periods
  • the sanctions and rewards systems
  • the Private Eye      
  • the B-line
  • daily staff meetings
  • a thorough knowledge of our pupils
  • the pastoral, education and child protection committees.