Pastoral Care is an integral part of our mission in Terence MacSwiney Community College and permeates all aspects of school life. Our Pastoral Care principles are informed by our Mission Statement where we endeavour to guide and nurture all of our students in a caring environment.
In Terence MacSwiney Community College, we facilitate the development of all members of our school community and we foster relationships based on respect where each individual is valued in an atmosphere that is caring and positive.
At the centre of our pastoral framework are the pastoral roles, each of which contributes to the pastoral care nature of the school community. While every staff member has a pastoral dimension to his/her role we recognise that certain people fulfil key roles in this area. These include the Principal, the Deputy Principal, the Senior and Junior Cycle Coordinators, Year Heads, Class Teachers, the Chaplain, the Home-School Community Liaison Coordinator, the Le Chéile School Completion team, The Behaviour for Learning teachers, the Care Team, Special Needs Assistants and the Guidance Counsellor.
A range of policies and programmes underpin and guide pastoral care in the school including:
- Deis Plan
- Code of Behaviour
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Critical Incident Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Positive Behaviour Initiative
- First Year and new staff Induction Programme
- Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) Programme