Pupil Support teachers welcome contact with parents. Please contact the school office if you wish to talk to or see your child’s Pupil Support Teacher.
Pupil Support teachers are:
- Michael Boxwell
- Adam Johnson
- Leanne Moss
- Paul Regan
- Fiona Spence
In a large secondary school, a pupil no longer has the direct and continuing contact with a single class teacher which existed in the primary school, but may be taught by up to 12 teachers each week. In the Secondary school, however, each pupil has a Pupil Support teacher whose job it is to:
- ensure that each pupil knows and is known personally and in-depth by him/her.
- to consider the pupil’s personal, social and vocational development.
- to help the pupil to be aware of his own development and to accept responsibility for it.
- to identify and to respond quickly and appropriately to the specific needs of the individual.
- to foster the development of good relations between teachers and pupil.
- to work well with the home in all aspects of pupil development.
- to liaise with support and welfare services.
- to systematise and make effective the recording and communication of information relevant to the welfare of individual pupils.
Pupil Support is a natural and continuous part of school organisation and not simply a response to specific occurrences and crises.
Pupil Support teachers have responsibility for developing the Personal and Social Education programme which includes social, health, vocational and careers education.