The Pastoral Care system is concerned with the needs of each individual student. It aims to assist each student to develop personal responsibility for his or her own spiritual, social, moral, intellectual and physical growth.
In the first week of July we invite all new students to an induction morning. This provides an opportunity for them to meet their form tutor and other members of their tutor group.
The Head of Year 7 gives very careful thought to the composition of each tutor group. Generally speaking, once a student is placed in a tutor group, the student will stay in the same tutor group until the end of Year 11. A Year Head or Key Stage Co-ordinator is responsible for the welfare of each year group. The Year Head and Tutor get to know the students in their year very well and they take responsibility for the ordinary everyday problems students may encounter in the life of the school.
All students from Years 7 – 13 have one tutorial lesson a week. Here the student follows a carefully planned course in Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE). These tutorial lessons help the students to make sense of their present personal and social experiences. They develop their inter-personal skills and grow in self-confidence. The programme includes aspects of Citizenship.
This section shows the wide range of activities in St Bernard’s in which many students participate. The results of these activities may be in the Showcase.