MEET THE GOVERNORS
|Chairperson||Mrs C Roy|
|Transferors' Representative||Rev. A Young|
|Mrs A Dawson|
|Mrs J Palmer MLA|
Mr R McCrossan
Dr R Fisher B.Sc., Ph.D.
|Parents' Representative||Mrs C Roy|
|Teachers' Representative||Mr Montgomery|
|Secretary||Mrs A Stevenson|
Our Pastoral Care Policy focuses on the idea of the School as a Community catering for the needs of children and adults.
The Board of Governors, parents, teachers, clerical and ancillary staff aim to promote a caring environment where pupils’ learning experiences are promoted within the context of their individual needs and abilities.
Particular attention is given to children who have special needs arising from learning, social, emotional, medical or behavioural problems. When necessary, outside agencies such as the Educational Psychology Department, the Schools’ Support Service and Social Services provide help and guidance.
Parents are welcome in school and their support is vital in this aspect of school life. Indeed, if parents, do have concerns about their child’s safety, our policy provides access in order that staff are aware of parental concerns.
The Fund Raising Committee provides opportunities for parents and teachers to work together and take part in fund raising activities and social evenings.
Formal and informal consultations with teachers are encouraged so that parents can discuss their child’s progress and welfare.
A Positive Behaviour Policy has been drawn up. The Ancillary staff have been trained in classroom and playground strategies in order to promote and sustain positive behaviour. Playground markings and playground games’ equipment have been purchased.
These new arrangements will provide an extra dimension to the school day and we will be making parents aware of the new structures as they are implemented and as they develop within the pastoral context.
An Anti-Bullying Policy has been drawn up and a Parents’ Leaflet has been designed to inform parents of procedures and to help promote positive behaviour throughout the school. (Copies of the Anti-Bullying Policy are available from the School Secretary.)
Recently the Child Protection Policy has been updated. This is updated annually. Mrs Childs is the teacher responsible for Pastoral Care. Please arrange to speak to her if you have any queries or concerns.
In Tonagh Primary School, pastoral care is of vital importance and an important aspect of this is First Aid. In school we are fortunate in having several fully qualified First-Aiders. Mr Livingstone, Mrs Campbell, Miss Hughes, Mrs McCarthy, Miss Burns and Mrs Thompson are all fully qualified and receive regular refresher training.
The School Council in Tonagh Primary School will be a group of elected pupils which will meet regularly to represent the views of the pupils within the school.
It aims to work alongside the other members of the school community to maintain and improve the school environment helping it to make Tonagh Primary School the kind of school where everyone’s opinion is important and where everyone is happy, secure and thriving.