At Willowbridge School we aim to meet the needs and aspirations of the pupils within the school. We promote equality of opportunity, high quality learning, a concern for individual pupils and a respect for diversity. We seek to meet the additional education and other needs of pupils and to help them overcome barriers to learning. We believe in and support pupil participation and involvement in decisions about school life. The school follows child protection guidelines fully. We support children in making healthy choices and through the provision of a healthy environment.
We provide a broad and relevant curriculum. We promote positive relationships between teachers, classroom assistants and their pupils and with other school-based staff. Teachers use a range of teaching strategies that respond to the diversity within the classroom. Teachers reflect on their own work and the outcomes of individual pupils. Governors understand their responsibility for the pastoral care of pupils. In relation to pastoral care we support the professional development of staff and sharing and learning from best practice. We provide all the resources needed to support pastoral care throughout the school. We monitor and evaluate our pastoral care practices.
Good relationships and communication between the school and its parents and the wider community are crucial to our pupils’ health and wellbeing, learning and achievement. We have good relationships and communication between the school and the education agencies that support pupils’ health and wellbeing, learning and achievement. We have good links with other relevant statutory and voluntary agencies that support pupils’ health and wellbeing, learning and achievement. Through the Fermanagh Learning Community the school is involved in specific programmes that meet the needs of the community and nearby schools.
The Pastoral Care Policy covers the areas outlined.