Pastoral Care

PSHE is a timetabled session every week with each week/term having a different focus. (See SOL)

An annual SMSC plan of significant dates in the religious and cultural calendar ensures that there is a focus, through assemblies and PSHE lessons on important cultural and religious festivals and commemorative days.

The development of social and communication skills is also a key part of the PSHE/SMSC curriculum that reflects our Core British Values Charter.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious Education themes and topics are covered via Creative Curriculum Lessons as well as through assemblies and PSHE.

Children of any faith and those of no faith are encouraged to value everyone and their beliefs equally. Shared assembly times focus on celebration and the worth-ship of all of those within the school community and aim:

  • To show interest in and concern for members of the school community
  • To celebrate special occasions together
  • To show concern for the daily happenings in school life, the local community and wider world
  • To share appreciation of worthwhile activities undertaken by groups within the school
  • To reflect upon dimensions of human life, the wonderful, beautiful, joyful, heroic, humorous, tragic, ugly, sorrowful, solemn…

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and/or Collective Worship.

Sex and Relationships Education

Sex and Relationships Education is taught in PSHE lessons at a level appropriate to the level of understanding of the young people.

We liaise closely with partner organisations and the Learning Disability Nursing Team for specialist individual input and support.

Parents may request that their child is excused from Sex Education.

PSHE SOL

We provide a full and thorough curriculum for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.

The impact of this is a school that is inclusive and aware of others needs and feelings. Pupils are open to new ideas and other cultures. We endeavour to create a school environment where spiritual, moral, social and cultural themes are part of all we do.

Whole-School Pastoral Action Plan at Serenity School

Actions

Establish a pastoral support system for all students and staff

Who will lead?

School counselor and range of therapies making impact positively

Success criteria

Attendance at 90>%

Pupils making expected progress – EHCP Targets

Reduction in staff absences

Monitoring and evaluation

Headteacher

Timeframe

December

Actions

Senior teacher responsible for pastoral care offers support and advice to staff

Organise CPD to support this

Who will lead?

Senior teacher

School counsellor

Success criteria

All pupils know that staff are able to support them when necessary

Monitoring and evaluation

Senior teacher

Timeframe

September

Actions

When reviewing policies, ensure that, where appropriate, pastoral care is included

Who will lead?

All staff that write and review policies

Success criteria

Policies are updated

Monitoring and evaluation

Senior teacher

Timeframe

The end of the policy review cycle

Actions

Hold continuing professional development (CPD) sessions on PSHE across all subjects

Who will lead?

CPD co-ordinator

Success criteria

All staff are confident teaching PSHE as part of their subject

Monitoring and evaluation

Senior teacher

Timeframe

End of summer term

Actions

The Senior teacher responsible for pastoral care writes the policy

Who will lead?

Senior teacher

Success criteria

The whole-school pastoral policy is widely available

Monitoring and evaluation

Lead governor

Timeframe

End of summer term

Actions

Regularly share the school ethos with staff, pupils and parents

Use displays around the school to celebrate our mission statement

When inducting new staff and pupils, include information about the school’s ethos

Who will lead?

All staff

Success criteria

The whole school community is aware of the school’s ethos

Monitoring and evaluation

Senior teacher

Timeframe

Ongoing

Actions

Use a buddy system to ensure that all new pupils have a ‘friend’ to help them settle into school

Who will lead?

Class teachers

Form tutors

Success criteria

Every pupil settles into school as quickly as possible

Monitoring and evaluation

Phase leaders

Heads of year

Timeframe

Established in June each year in preparation for September intake

Actions

Nominate a governor to be responsible for oversight of pastoral care

Who will lead?

Chair of governors

Headteacher

Success criteria

Nominated governor and Senior teacher meet termly to celebrate successes, and raise issues and concerns

Monitoring and evaluation

Headteacher

Timeframe

September

Actions

Identify a Senior teacher to become responsible for pastoral care

Who will lead?

Headteacher
Senior teacher

Success criteria

Senior teacher co-ordinates pastoral care

Monitoring and evaluation

Headteacher
Governors

Timeframe

End of summer term