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Pastoral Care and Safeguarding

Pastoral Care and Safeguarding

The role of the Form Mentor

 

  1. To ensure they develop positive and supportive relationships with their mentees to help them achieve personal excellence and love learning for life. 
  2. Reward students for excellent attendance, effort in learning and progress made.  
  3. To deliver to a high standard the College’s Personal Development Time (PDT) programme of learning activities with a focus on improving their mentees reading, global citizenship and oracy. 
  4. To support their mentees in setting SMART targets to allow them to achieve the Uckfield ACEs with a focus on PP mentees.
  5. To monitor the academic progress of their mentees, especially PP mentees and use this to inform mentoring conversations that take place in PDT. 
  6. Ensure that school expectations are met in terms of uniform, organisation, punctuality and behaviour for learning. 

 

The role of the Pastoral Leader

 

Safeguarding/Child Protection

  • Manage the safeguarding concerns of students in their year group
  • Ensure safeguarding records are kept to a high standard using MyConcern
  • Liaise with Children’s Services and other external agencies to safeguard children
  • Be a point of contact for staff, students, parents and carers when it comes to safeguarding and child protection matters

 

Pastoral welfare - (Character interventions and emotional and mental health)

  • Liaise with CAMHS and other external agencies to manage students emotional and mental health 
  • Be a point of contact for staff, students, parents and carers when it comes emotional and mental health 
  • Signpost students and their parents/carers to help and support with emotional and mental health
  • Lead interventions designed to support students welfare, well-being and self-esteem so they can achieve their potential. Intensive mentoring, anger management, self-regulation etc. for students. 

 

Behaviour and consequences

  • Liaise with ESBAS and other external agencies to manage students behaviour
  • Be a point of contact for staff, students, parents and carers when it comes to the management of behaviour
  • Liaising with key colleagues to ensure students motivation and behaviour for learning is positive, issues are picked up, resolved or referred. Implementing interventions, to support positive behaviour, particularly out of lesson behaviour.
  • Lead interventions designed to support students behaviour so they can achieve their potential. Intensive mentoring, anger management, self-regulation etc. for students. 

 

Attendance and Punctuality

  • Liaise with ESBAS and other external agencies to manage students attendance

  • Be a point of contact for staff, students, parents and carers when it comes to the management of attendance
  • Liaising with key colleagues to ensure students motivation and behaviour for learning is positive, issues are picked up, resolved or referred. Implementing interventions, to support positive behaviour, particularly out of lesson behaviour.
  • Monitor attendance and punctuality and lead interventions designed to support students attendance (attendance groups, 1-2-1 meetings etc). Prioritising PP students. 

 

Director of Year role

 

Students’ Academic Progress

  • monitor students’ academic progress and put in place effective intervention, particularly for PP students
  • coordinate praise and rewards for those students who are making good progress,
  • coordinate appropriate intervention strategies for those students who are not fulfilling their potential,
  • lead a team of Mentors and Support Staff to monitor a range of indicators of student learning and progress, e.g. homework, attendance, punctuality, reports from teachers, praise and concern etc.,
  • coordinate with Curriculum Leaders and Subject Teachers over the progress of individual students,
  • lead mentors to support students in the setting and working towards their targets.

 

Students’ Personal, Social and Moral Development

  • know all students in the year group as well as possible and to display warmth, openness and personal support,
  • lead the teaching of the Uckfield Qualities values with the year group through assemblies and PDT programme,
  • promote positive relationships,
  • be a role model for students,
  • provide guidance, counselling and mentoring with a focus on PP students 
  • encourage all students to take up opportunities for leadership and responsibility,
  • ensure the appropriate referral of students and to liaise both with colleagues and external agencies over matters of student welfare.

 

A strong, positive learning ethos

  • organise and lead assemblies in accordance with statutory requirements and College policy,
  • promote celebration, rewards and motivation policies and practices,
  • ensure there is a strong sense of identity within the year group,
  • ensure each student’s achievements and developments are monitored and celebrated, especially PP students,

 

The maintenance of high standards within a year group

  • This includes high standards of work, learning, attendance, punctuality, behaviour, appearance/uniform and homework/independent study.

Student safety is the number one priority of all staff at Uckfield College.

If you think you, or someone else is at risk you should speak to a member of the safeguarding team (shown below).

 

                                                        Safeguarding Team

 

 Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)      Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

                         Miss Hannah Butcher                                                   Mr Jeremy Davison

                      Hannah Butcher                                            Jeremy Davison

                Assistant Head Teacher                                   Assistant Principal

 

You can speak to the team in person or via email

 

Year Group

Name

Office Location

Email

7

Jenny Hartland

First floor in A block

j.hartland@uckfield.college

8

Richard Stonebanks

Second floor in A block

r.stonebanks@uckfield.college

9

Diane Ricketts

Second floor in A block

d.ricketts@uckfield.college

10

Jo Ogden

Ground floor in A block

j.ogden@uckfield.college

11

Laura Burton

Ground floor in A block

l.burton@uckfield.college

12

Maxine Evans

Sixth Form Study Area

m.evans@uckfield.college

13

Maxine Evans

Sixth Form Study Area

m.evans@uckfield.college

Any

Jez Davison

First floor in A block

j.davison@uckfield.college

Any

Hannah Butcher

First floor in A block

h.butcher@uckfield.college

 

 

We encourage our students to ask for help when they need it and to not be afraid to let their pastoral teams know if they are worried about a friend. An ideal way to do this is by emailing help@uckfield.college which is checked daily.