As a Loreto school the care of each student is of utmost importance to all members of staff at ‘the Green’ and as a result our Student Support Services emphasise the Personal, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Vocational and Educational Development of all students.
The Pastoral Care Team consists of the Principal, Deputy Principal, Career Guidance Counsellor, Chaplains and Learning Support Coordinator. The team meets regularly to review the support provided to students and to monitor students’ Wellbeing.
Each year group has a Year Head who monitors academic progress and attendance and ensures that the welfare of every student is a priority. Year Heads work closely with parents and are in regular communication with them regarding their daughter’s progress.
In addition, each class is assigned a Class Tutor who liaises closely with the Year Heads in relation to all students.
Whole School Guidance Programme
A Student Support Services Programme exists in the school and topics appropriate to the development of the student are dealt with particularly in Social, Personal and Health Education, Civic, Social and Political Education and Religious Education.
- A full-time Guidance Counsellor is available to provide support to students, particularly in relation to their personal, social, vocational and educational development.
- School Chaplains are available to help and support students in their spiritual, personal, social and emotional development.
This programme is evaluated and monitored through the Guidance Planning Process.
Whole School Guidance
Loreto College aims to offer a full range of learning experiences which are designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make transitions consequent on these choices. These choices may be categorised into three separate but interlinked areas – personal and social, educational and career.
A comprehensive programme is available to students consisting of mock interviews, seminars, visits, aptitude tests, subject option talks, interest assessments. Individual and group counselling is also available to allow students the opportunity to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviours and resolve issues in their lives.
Social, Personal and Health Education
- The aims of the SPHE programme in our school are as follows:
- To enable students to develop skills for self-fulfilment and for living in communities.
- To promote self-esteem and self-confidence.
- To enable students to develop a framework for responsible decision-making.
- To provide opportunities for reflection and discussion.
- To promote physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.
- The programme is run by 12 SPHE Tutors drawn from the teaching staff. In order to support the teaching of the SPHE Tutors, guest speakers are invited into the school to talk to both parents and students on different topics in the course of their first three years.