Pastoral care plays a vital role in the social and emotional development of our children and it permeates all areas of school life at JCS. As a school we facilitate the development of all members of our school community, fostering relationships based on respect. We engender a sense of belonging to our school community where each individual is valued and her/his uniqueness is recognised. JCS promotes a school community that is caring and positive and as such, we believe pastoral care is the responsibility of the entire school community.
JCS strives to ensure that every member of the school community will:
- Feel valued and cared for
- Be developed to his/her full potential – spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially, personally.
- Have a sense of belonging within our school community
Key Stage 4 is a significant and influential stage of a student’s academic journey as students begin to make personal choices about the subjects they wish to study at A Level. Students learn to become more independent and start to develop a more clearly defined sense of direction for the future. Information and guidance about A Level options and careers becomes a key focus both academically and pastorally. Subject teachers and tutors encourage students to explore and discuss choices and opportunities open to them, whilst taking into consideration their personal strengths and ambitions.
As a whole school we put great emphasis on the importance of interacting with others in respectful ways, irrespective of cultural background, with thoughtful speaking, actions and building relationships. We strive to remain true to our core values, nurturing the social and emotional development of all our JCS children.