Pastoral care

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At SIAL we believe that:

Children want to behave well. We believe that the children are happy when they behave well and when that behaviour is recognised by adults and their peers.

Children can learn to improve their behaviour.

Mistakes are part of the learning process. We understand poor behaviour as a mistake which can be rectified. We don’t make a judgement about it – instead we support the children to get it right knowing that practice improves performance.

All adults can learn strategies to support children to improve their behaviour. Developing an understanding of why children behave as they do, a positive attitude to the child and his/her behaviour and effective strategies for managing that behaviour is a core requirement of the job. It requires a real commitment to ongoing professional development. As for the children, constant practice improves performance.

Positive behaviour enriches learning:

  • Learning to work together – experiencing reciprocity.
  • Learning to strive – showing resilience.
  • Learning how to succeed – showing resourcefulness.
  • Learning how best to learn – benefitting from reflection.
  • Learning today for tomorrow – taking responsibility.



Pastoral care must incorporate the dual role of protection and safeguarding a child’s welfare as well as promoting a child’s socialemotional and academic development to allow him/her to benefit from all aspects of school life and become an independent learner and responsible member of the school community.


We are committed to providing a fully accessible environment which values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors, regardless of their educational, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. We are committed to challenging negative attitudes about disability and accessibility and to developing a culture of awareness, tolerance and inclusion.


Rules are kept to a minimum and are generally to ensure the safety and happiness of the children while they are in school. Children are expected to respect the teaching staff, other adults in the school community, their fellow pupils and property.


It is expected that the children will be attentive, well behaved and hard working in the classroom. Kindness, courtesy and consideration for others are highly valued and positively reinforced by all members of staff.


We are a listening school and central to our pastoral care policy is the belief that all children have the right to start and end the day in a happy frame of mind. You can read our Pastoral Code of Practice here.


For more information click here.
These and other regulations governing the school are available at the secretarial office.





All agencies involved in the care of minors have as their ultimate aim the welfare of children in their care and this is also the priority for all the people working in the school.


Anyone involved in the protection of minors is bound to have the well-being of children as the ultimate goal. SIAL strictly adheres to this purpose.


To read our regulation on the Protection of Minors click here.


For more information, please contact the secretarial office.


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I take this opportunity to thank SIAL for these beautiful 5 years in which our children have been able to fully immerse themselves in the English language and culture, not neglecting the importance of knowing the basics of their mother tongue.


Y3 and Y5 Parents