Pastoral Care is an essential aspect of school life at Sacred Heart. Whilst the general progress and welfare of each pupil is the responsibility of the class teacher, all staff are involved and closely concerned with all the children in the school. The school expects a high standard of behaviour from children both in their relationships and in their work.
The school has a House system which gives our children a sense of belonging to something bigger than their year group but smaller than the whole school. Families are placed in either, Bronte, Cook, Salt or Wilberforce House when they start school. Children are awarded house points to encourage hard work, punctuality, smart uniform and good manners.
There are a range of classroom and whole school systems to celebrate a variety of the children’s achievements, in relation to in-school and out-of-school activities.
The school has a positive Behaviour Policy. The policy gives full details of the rewards and sanctions used to develop good behaviour.
“Pupils develop into mature, confident young citizens during their time in school. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils are respectful of the views and needs of others, and work extremely well together.”OFSTED
Any problems which cannot be resolved by the class teacher are brought to the attention of the Assistant Headteachers and then to the Executive Headteacher. The Executive Headteacher has the right to exclude a child from school either on a temporary or permanent basis when there has been a serious breach of behaviour.
Parent/carer – teacher contact is essential to the well-being of the individual child and is fostered through regular newsletters, meetings and open days/evenings. If parents/carers have any problems or matters that they wish to discuss regarding the progress of their child, they are most welcome to make an appointment to visit the school. During this lockdown, we encourage families to email the school office and their email will be shared with the appropriate adult.