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Pastoral Care

Outstanding Pastoral Care ensures our students are happy, healthy and best placed to fulfil their potential.

Every parent wants to be assured that their child will be happy at school and at Slemish College, it’s the little things that make a big difference. Our welcoming atmosphere ensures that all students feel comfortable. Specially trained 6th Form Peer Mentors meet the students on arrival at Slemish College, whether it be for sitting the test for Academic Entry, attending the Year 8 Induction Session in June, attending the Year 8 Induction days in September or during the Year 8 trips. Junior School students look forward to registration time when their Peer Mentors organise team building activities or help them settle in to school life.

Our Buddy System is available to help students develop friendships even before they start the college and parents have praised the many opportunities this has offered to allay the fears that are often associated with starting ‘big school’. Our experienced, dedicated Pastoral Care team is committed to helping our students throughout their school life and we are proud of the positive parental relationships we develop, ensuring that we are working together to ensure our young people achieve success.

Pastoral Care

We recognise that for many working parents, mornings and evenings present their own challenges so in the mornings the Nurture Room is available in the Special Needs Department, whilst our award winning refectory is open early to ensure students have the opportunity for that all important breakfast. Homework Club is open from Monday to Thursday until 4:15pm, allowing all students to avail of support from experienced Learning Support Assistants.

We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and students can anonymously use our mobile text service or student comment box to report bullying.

Every Friday a professional counsellor is available in the Student Services Room and students can self-refer or be referred with parental permission.

Within the College there is a Drugs Education Programme which focuses on self-esteem and the ability to make decisions.  The College has also set in place a policy for dealing with drug related incidents, in accordance with NEELB advice. The Policy is available to download here.

Pastoral Structure 2017-18

Year 8 Learning Coordinator: Miss L Murray

Form Teachers:

8VN     Mrs V Dempsey

8AD    Mrs A Dempsey

8YG    Miss G Youle & Mrs U Graham

8LN     Mrs L Nicholl

8GR    Mrs D Gunning & Mrs D Ross

8CA    Mrs C Anderson

Year 9 Learning Coordinator: Mrs S Nicholl

Form Teachers:

9SN     Mr C Duffy

9MH    Mrs P McHugh

9HG     Mrs R Harrison & Mrs S Gorman

9SC      Mrs L Scott & Mrs J Cruikshank

9TG      Mrs D Thompson & Mrs J Gordon

Year 10 Learning Coordinator: Mr D Kelly

Form Teachers:

10PM    Mr P McCann

10DM    Mr D McClelland

10ZI      Mrs Z Ings

10AM    Mrs A McDaid

10GM   Mrs G McAlonan

Year 11 Learning Coordinator: Mr G Lynn

Form Teachers:

11AC    Mr A Cuthbert

11MK   Mrs M Kelly

11CH   Mr C Hodgson

11LA    Ms L Averell

11NK   Miss N Kinghan

Year 12 Learning Coordinator: Mr S Black

Form Teachers:

12SL    Mrs S Leetch

12RG   Mr R Gamble

12MB   Miss F McCormack & Mrs B Burns

12MD   Miss J Magee & Mrs A Donnelly

12SF    Miss S Ferguson

Year 13 & 14 Learning Coordinator: Mrs D Mitchell

Form Teachers:

13ES    Miss E Shaw

13JA     Mrs J Armstrong

13SM   Mrs S Scullion & Mrs A McCallion

14GH    Mr G Harding

14KB    Mrs K Bennett

14MD    Mrs O Murtagh & Mrs C Sexton