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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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