Care & Wellbeing
A high quality of Pastoral Care is central to our ethos at St Francis; it underpins everything that we do and along with high quality teaching and learning, it is what our community is all about.
The initial care lies with the Class Teacher. Class Teachers know every child in their care exceptionally well and are the pivotal point of contact between school and home. Teachers maintain close liaison with parents, the aim being to deal with problems swiftly and sensitively.
Jonty Butler, Deputy Headmaster is in charge of the pastoral care at St Francis. Weekly briefings at staff meetings, as well as year group meetings, ensure that we keep track of pupils that need our extra help.
In addition, we hold weekly sessions of ‘Mindfulness’ where pupils can learn different relaxation techniques and meditations. Our Mindfulness sessions are run by members of staff who are Paws.B trained as part of the Mindfulness in Schools Project. For further information, please visit the following website: www.mindfulnessinschools.org
Experience has taught us that children particularly respond best when they feel secure and happy. This is our aim and we are very proud of the comments made in our last ISI Inspection Report, (Nov 2013).
The quality of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is excellent.
Staff provide highly effective support and guidance for pupils in accordance with the school’s aims, contributing to excellent personal development.
Pupils’ spiritual awareness and sense of self is excellent.
The contribution of the arrangements for the welfare, health and safety of the pupils is excellent.
ISI Inspection Report, November 2013