Pastoral Care Systems

Pastoral care provision is at the heart of an RBIS education.  As educators we are concerned not only with academic success but also with promoting pupils’ personal and social development and fostering positive attitudes through:

  • the quality of teaching and learning,
  • the nature of relationships amongst pupils, teachers, parents and others,
  • arrangements for monitoring pupils’ overall progress, academic, personal and social,
  • specific pastoral structures and support systems,
  • extra-curricular activities and the school ethos.

Every member of staff at RBIS has a responsibility for ensuring the health, safety and well-being of students.

Our class teachers hold primary responsibility for the pastoral care of students in their class. This responsibility is shared with teaching assistants and other support staff

Teachers will seek to develop relationships of trust and understanding within the classroom.

Our pastoral care support includes:

Creating a sense of belonging within the RBIS community and the wider world,

The provision of good role models at school,

Tracking individual student progress,

Enabling early intervention in identifying and dealing with specific needs,

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of each student,

Providing guidance regarding study patterns, peer relations and life opportunities.

We recognize that pastoral care is most effective when there is a strong partnership between home and school. Clear two-way communication, reminders and reinforcement (at home and at school) of strategies to support progress, and early intervention in identifying and addressing problems are vital to the effective exercise of pastoral care.

Parents are always welcome and encouraged to contact their child’s class teacher or the Head of School if they have any concerns or worries. Urgent concerns will be given immediate attention.

Any information disclosed will be regarded as confidential unless it involves the safeguarding of a pupil when it must be appropriately shared with discretion.

Pupil Voice And The School Council

RBIS Primary School is developing a culture where all our pupils have a voice and can play an active role in decisions that affect their learning and wellbeing, as set out in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Our active school council is one essential aspect of our approach to pupil participation, and we recognise the benefits of increased self-confidence and a greater sense of responsibility that pupil participation brings.

The council benefits our whole school in providing opportunities for the students to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made and is an important way for RBIS to provide leadership and development opportunities for our students.