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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:

8LN     Mrs L Nicholl

8CS    Mrs C Sexton

8AD    Mrs A Dempsey

8CA    Mrs C Anderson

8VN    Mrs V Dempsey

8DG    Mrs D Gunning

Year 9 Learning Coordinator: Mr S Black

Form Teachers:

9SF     Miss S Ferguson

9MB    Miss F McCormack & Mrs B Burns

9RG     Mr R Gamble

9SL      Mrs S Leetch

9AL      Mrs A Donnelly

9DT      Mrs D Thompson

Year 10 Learning Coordinators: Mrs M O'Dovovan & Miss J Magee

Form Teachers:

10SN    Mrs R Clague

10PH    Mrs P McHugh

10SG    Mrs S Gorman

10SY    Mrs L Scott & Miss G Youle

10JG   Mrs J Gordon

Year 11 Learning Coordinator: Mr D Kelly

Form Teachers:

11PM    Mr P McCann

11DM   Mr D McClelland

11ZI      Mrs Z Ings

11AM   Mrs A McDaid

11GM   Mrs G McAlonan

Year 12 Learning Coordinator: Mr G Lynn

Form Teachers:

12AC    Mr A Cuthbert

12MK   Mrs M Kelly

12CH   Mr C Hodgson

12LA    Ms L Averell

12SH    Miss S Hardy

Year 13 & 14 Learning Coordinator: Mrs D Mitchell

Form Teachers:

13ES    Miss E Shaw

13JA    Mrs J Armstrong

13AM   Mrs A McCallion

14DR    Mrs D Ross

14KB    Mrs K Bennett

14OM   Mrs O Murtagh