Pastoral Care and Child Protection
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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. Jennifer Meadows and Kirsty Millar 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.
Jennifer Meadows and Kirsty Millar 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.
Designated Teacher for child protection
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.