The Pastoral Care dimension of the school is of paramount importance and involves all children and adults who participate in the daily life of the school. Strong emphasis is placed upon the creation of a supportive atmosphere and children are encouraged to strive to achieve their personal, social and academic goals.
It is important that pupils gain maximum benefit from their time at Victoria Park Primary School so that independence, responsibility, self-discipline, self-respect and consideration for others can be fostered. It is our belief that Pastoral Care is not only at the heart of the working ethos of the school but that it should be at the forefront of all levels of decision making. It is not a timetabled subject but, rather, permeates all aspects of school life.
Children will be encouraged to become involved in the full range of activities and through this to find school a pleasurable experience. They will be encouraged to work co-operatively towards common objectives.
Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to contact their child's teacher or the Principal if they have any concerns or worries. We encourage parents to share concerns about home circumstances or medical matters which may affect their child's work or behaviour in school. Any discussions are held in confidence if desired or necessary. An early interventionist approach will be adopted when a problem is affecting the welfare or progress of a child. Parents will be brought in to discuss any problem.
Observations on a child's all-round development will be included in the annual report issued to parents. A copy of the full policy statement is available by arrangement with the Principal.
Mrs McDougall is our Head of Pastoral Care and is available to meet with parents by prior arrangement.