ST KEVIN’S COLLEGE LAUNCHES BID FOR ‘INVESTORS IN PUPILS AWARD’
St Kevin’s college Lisnaskea is pleased to announce the launch of its bid for the ‘Investors in Pupils Award.’ The virtual launch, which took place on Thursday 14th January, featured Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, Koulla Yiasouma as guest speaker.
During the launch Ms Yiasouma said: “Through participation in this award programme St Kevin’s College is demonstrating a strong commitment to the holistic development of all pupils. Efforts such as these are to be commended, especially during these challenging and uncertain times.” The Investors in Pupils programme provides a unique pupil participation framework for schools, aimed at empowering all pupils by increasing motivation and contributing to raising achievement across the Key Stages. The programme provides schools with a framework for involving pupils in decision making and developing responsibility and leadership in relation to their learning, behaviour, attendance, classroom management and induction.
Pupils learn about how the school is run, and, in turn, understand how they themselves can contribute to the running of the school. Mr Gary Kelly, Principal at St Kevin’s College added: “I speak for all the staff and students here at St Kevin’s College when I say that we are extremely excited to be participating in this award. “We always strive to create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for our pupils, where they can achieve, believe and succeed. The Investors in Pupils Award will hopefully provide our students with the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and dedication to their own education and development.”
SAINT KEVIN'S COLLEGE PASTORAL STRUCTURE
We are a caring school, a listening school.
At St Kevin’s College Pastoral Care is paramount. We aim to provide wraparound support and care for all our students, creating a safe and nurturing school environment by working cohesively with our colleagues within school as well as outside agencies.
Our Preventative Curriculum has been formulated with the aim of equipping
our students with the skills and attributes necessary to take their place within
Students are provided with the opportunity to develop in line with the LORIC
model, which we believe enables them to become well-rounded individuals.
All staff are responsible for developing and maintaining our school’s safeguarding
ethos along with providing high standards of Pastoral Care in accordance with
the Preventative Curriculum.
Students are actively encouraged to seek out support and speak with their Form Teacher on a daily basis.
Our Form Teachers, together with Heads of Year, are responsible for Pastoral Care concerns within their Year Group, which may be followed up by the Head of Pastoral Care (Vice Principal) if necessary. A counselling facility is also available to students and is provided by Family Works. Lisa Fee, our school counsellor is equipped with the expertise necessary to provide professional support and care to our students. Our Nurture Coordinator, Heidi McSheffrey, provides additional student support within the ‘positivity pod’, a designated area within the school in which students can participate in a range of activities aimed at fostering self-confidence and independence.
Mrs E MacDonald, our Child Protection Officer and her safeguarding team, ensure that the safety of all students and staff is of central importance.
Heads of Year are responsible for pastoral care concerns within their
Year Group, which may be followed up by the Head of Pastoral Care
(Vice Principal) if necessary.
Below are the names and contact details of key Pastoral Care staff.
MRS E EDWARDS
Head of Year 8
MISS A DEVLIN
Head of Year 14
Head of Year 13
MRS E WOODS
Head of Year 12
MRS S MELARKEY
Head of Year 11
MR M MCCONNELL
Head Of Year 10
MRS P CAUGHEY
Head of Year 9
MRS E MACDONALD