The pastoral care policy at SCIE is centred on the belief that every student is entitled to a happy, caring, inclusive and safe environment in which their intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, moral and physical development is nurtured.
- To create and maintain an atmosphere where students feel they are well known, safe, valued, respected and happy;
- To respond in a sympathetic way to the concerns, fears and worries of our pupils;
- To encourage and support students’ development of respect for themselves and others.
- A referral system is in place for concerned teachers to refer a student with suspected social, emotional or behavioral issues to one of the two Heads of the Year, who will conduct interviews with the student before referring the student to the School Counsellor, or the Pastoral Panel, or Student Affairs Office.
- Students with particular emotional needs are encouraged to contact the pastoral panel and the counselor.
- Achievements in academic excellence are recognized by the awarding of trophies and certificates.
- Significant contributions to events organized by students are recognized by the awarding of certificates and House points.
- Students facing academic challenges will be helped through remedial programmes on campus.
- Seminars are run regularly by the pastoral panel to provide students with ways and means to deal with difficult personal issues.
- Weekly House-based activities allow students to develop cooperation skills and a team spirit.
- The wide-ranging ECA programme gives every student a chance to develop personal interest outside the academic area and show their talents.
- Assessment and reporting procedures will focus on student progress and achievement within the curriculum frameworks.
- Responses to inappropriate behaviour will involve staff, students and families in partnerships which focus on student strengths and provide support for students in crisis while reinforcing the rights of other teachers and students to work and study in safety and without disruption.