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Glencraig Integrated Primary School & Nursery Unit

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Pastoral Care and Child Protection

 

Mrs Gough and Mrs Brown lead our listening assembly for P4-P7

to help us understand who we talk to if we have any concerns or worries.

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In Glencraig Integrated Primary School we aim to work together with parents and other agencies as required, in order to protect children from harm and promote their welfare.

The Pastoral Care team consists of a Designated and Deputy Designated Teacher. Claire Gough and Janine Brown are experienced teachers within the school. They have received Pastoral Care Training from the Child Protection Support Service within the EA ( South Eastern Region).

Children are made aware of the relevant members of staff to approach if they require help through a variety of methods. These include termly assemblies, a child friendly child protection policy, posters displayed around the school and use of “worry monster boxes” in each classroom.

Mrs Gough and Mrs Brown are available to offer support when required. All staff, lead by the Pastoral Care Team and EA staff as required, undertake annual training to highlight their roles and responsibilities towards safeguarding and to promote shared responsibility and effective joint working.

Mrs Gough 

Designated Teacher for child protection

Mrs Brown 

Deputy Designated Teacher  

                        

                                                                                                                 

The PATHS programme ( Promoting Active THinking Strategies) is being introduced throughout Glencraig. It is designed to facilitate the development of self control, emotional awareness, peer relations and interpersonal problem solving skills. The purposes of the PATHS programme are to enhance the social competence and social understanding of children as well as to facilitate educational processes in the classroom. As part of our Right’s Respecting work, we recognise the importance of pupil voice and have developed teams such as the Anti-bullying Ambassadors and the Right’s Respecting warriors. These groups of pupils help to promote aspects of positivity and well-being for both pupils and staff by leading regular assemblies.