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Pastoral Care                                                                                                                                                            Curriculum

                                                                                      We ensure contact between pastoral staff and pupils by:
                    Pastoral care at Cardinal Heenan is provided by a year team system. Your son will                                                                                        Within the variety of subjects that are offered   Working in partnership with parents, we   We celebrate success through:
                    have a form tutor and a year head. There is also a progress leader attached to   Morning registration                                                                    within the school your son will experience:  want to make sure the school experience is
                    each year group.  We do our best to provide continuity of pastoral care by ensuring                                                                                                                                  what you want for your child, involving you in      Assemblies
                    that your son has the same form tutor and year head in each of his Key Stages.                                                                                                Exciting and stimulating learning opportunities  all aspects of your child’s learning:
                                                                                           Fortnightly PSHE
                    This enables the year head and form tutor to get to know your son, his strengths                                                                                                                                          A home school agreement                     Sports Awards evenings
                    and his needs very well. In the event of any problems or difficulties, usually it will      Weekly assemblies                                                                 Supportive and dedicated staff to guide them
                                                                                                                                                                                                through each Key Stage
                    be your son’s form tutor to whom he, or you as his parents, might turn first.                                                                                                                                             Reporting regularly on progress             Newsletters
                                                                                           Year head visits to classrooms during the day
                    The  school  chaplain  provides  spiritual  support  for  our  youngsters  and  is  often                                                                                     Lessons that develop lively and enquiring minds,                                        Merits given on IRIS
                    a source of help for a child experiencing emotional stress. She is located in the                                                                                           physical skills, the ability to think, question and      Communication via the Student Planner
                    chapel.                                                                                                                                                                     argue rationally                                                                          Displaying achievements
                                                                                      Students have opportunities to:                                                                                                                         Communication via IRIS
                    The progress leaders support and are a listening ear to pupils when they are                                                                                                  Both mixed ability and set classes                                                      The school website
                    experiencing difficulties. Progress leaders also do their best to ensure that these      Become form stars                                                                                                                Meetings at Parents’ Evenings and Open Evenings
                    difficulties do not impact on the pupils’ academic progress.                                                                                                                  Close tracking and monitoring of progress                                               Rewards
                                                                                           Represent their class by being on student council                                                                                                  Communication via Show my Homework
                    We have a further network of support for pupils through a youth worker, a trained
                    counsellor and an attendance officer.                                Contribute through good attendance/behaviour/work                                                        Two weeks each term devoted to assessment and
                                                                                                                                                                                                measuring your child’s progress in each of his      Parents’ Meetings dedicated to providing specific
                                                                                         to form of the week competitions                                                                       subjects                                    information and advice regarding examinations

                                                                                           Take part in inter-form competitions                                                                   A variety of qualifications to suit your child’s      Opportunities for parental feedback on events via
                                                                                                                                                                                                needs                                       questionnaires
                                                                                           Represent their school by being part of Student Voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Home revision and study guides that target your      Regular updates through the school website
                                                                                                                                                                                                child’s needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Form tutor support and contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                  A supportive transition from KS2 to KS3 then KS3
                                                                                                                                                                                                to KS4 and KS4 to KS5                         Class teacher support and contact

                                                                                                                                                                                                  An understanding of the  world in which they live
                                                                                                                                                                                                  An appreciation of the need to accept, appreciate
                                                                                                                                                                                                and value other individuals, cultures and religions

                                                                                                                                                                                                  An appreciation of the Gospel values of   “    Teachers establish an environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                where pupils want to learn and feel
                                                                                                                                                                                                tolerance, forgiveness and consideration           comfortable to ask questions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Careers advice                                       offer their thoughts and ideas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ofsted 2016 ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Work experience opportunities, industry days
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