The quality of Pastoral Care influences the ethos and tone of the whole school. It creates an atmosphere in which children feel secure, know that they are valued and are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development within a healthy and safe environment. It will inform and reassure parents that their children are being educated in a safe and caring atmosphere.
Pastoral care at St Mark's is based on the principles of good relationships and mutual respect. The health and welfare of students is increasingly being attributed to school conditions, school relationships, and means of fulfillment for mental, emotional and social status.
We are acutely aware of the challenges faced by our children growing up in the 21st century and the many influences that they encounter on issues such as sex, drugs and leisure in relation to mental and physical wellbeing.
The Principal and all Staff - Teaching, Education Support and Administration - have a responsibility for pastoral care.
For further information about the Policies for Pastoral Care, Student Health and Well Being, please refer to the related documents, including Anti-Bullying Policy, Behaviour Mangagement Policy, Examinations Policy, Homework Policy and other policies, which are all available in the Secure Parent Area.