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PASTORAL CARE


The relationship between teacher and child is at the heart of Dundonald Primary School's approach to Pastoral Care.  The class teacher guides and counsels each child in their care.  Our aim is to ensure that each child is happy, contented and working to their full potential.

We believe that effective Pastoral Care must be supported by cooperation and communication between home and school.  It is, therefore, vital that we are informed of any changes in circumstances that may affect your child.  If something prevents a child from being happy and contented then school and home must cooperate to achieve this as soon as possible.  It is always good to make contact before a real problem arises.  All matters will be handled in complete confidence and children involved will be treated with sensitivity.

The most important aspect of Pastoral Care is to ensure the safety of all children.  All staff and volunteers, prior to working in school, will have been subject to Access NI clearance.  Staff and Volunteers are fully aware of child protection procedures and are trained in the approproiate procedures and actions to be taken.



School Council



Our School Council is part of our Pastoral Care Policy.  All pupils are members of their Class Council.  This is a forum for pupils' views which feeds into the School Council. 

On a yearly basis classes elect representatives.
 


The School Council meets fortnightly to discuss issues that affect the pupils and the life of the school. 

The School Council provides the pupils with a voice and with the opportunity to take responsibility and to contribute to decisions about aspects of school that directly affect pupils.

Our School Council Members this year are:
P4: 
P5:
P6:
P7:


2016/17 School Council Members

     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 P4 and P5 School Council Members
 
 P6 and P7 School Council Members

Pastoral Care Policies


Anti-Bullying Leaflet for Parents
Anti-Bullying Policy
Child Protection Policy 
Positive Behaviour Policy
How a Parent Can Raise a Concern/Complaint about Child Abuse
Concerns/Complaints Procedure