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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 2019-20

Year 8 Learning Coordinator: Miss L Murray

Form Teachers:

8CA    Mrs C Anderson

8DG    Mrs D Gunning

8VN    Mrs V Dempsey

8CS    Mrs C Sexton

8AD    Mrs A Dempsey

8LN    Mrs L Nicholl

Year 9 Learning Coordinator: Mr S Black

Form Teachers:

9SY     Mrs L Scott & Mrs G Youle

9SG    Mrs S Gorman

9AJ      Miss A Johnston

9MD    Mrs M Dale

9PH     Mrs P McHugh

9SN     Mrs S Nicholl

Year 10 Learning Coordinator: Mr D Kelly

Form Teachers:

10SF    Mrs S Smith

10MB   Mrs B Burns & Miss F McCormack

10MH   Ms M Heggarty

10SL    Mrs S Leetch

10AL    Mrs A Donnelly

10DT    Mrs D Thompson

Year 11 Learning Coordinator: Mr G Lynn

Form Teachers:

11CH    Mr C Hodgson

11SH    Ms S Hardy

11LA    Ms L Averell

11AC   Mr A Cuthbert

11MK   Mrs M Kelly

Year 12 Learning Coordinator: Mrs M O'Donovan

Form Teachers:

12PM    Mr P McCann

12DC    Mr D McClelland

12ZI      Mrs Z Ings

12AM    Mrs A McDaid

12GM    Mrs G McAlonan

Year 13 & 14 Learning Coordinator: Mrs D Mitchell

Form Teachers:

13ES    Miss E Shaw

13JA    Mrs J Armstrong

14KB    Mrs K Bennett

14OM   Mrs O Murtagh & Mrs D Ross