Pastoral Care

In St. Anne’s each girl is a valued member of the school community and the welfare, dignity and happiness of all our students is at the heart of school policy.  We have a number of systems in place to ensure the welfare of all our students.

  • pastoralcare 4761The Principal and Deputy Principal are always on hand to meet the needs of students, to listen to them and to offer support.
  • Each Year Group is assigned a Year Tutor in First Year who remains with that Year Group for the duration of their time in St. Anne’s.  Year Tutors take a special interest in the students in their own Year Group and oversee the academic progress, social welfare and social developments of their students.
  • Our Guidance Counsellor plays a caring and supportive role in the school. Students can get advice and support on a range of issues including relationships, study skills, advice regarding family difficulties and information on college courses. The Guidance Counsellor is on hand to meet with students, one to one, in a confidential environment.
  • The Teaching Staff in St. Anne’s promote positive relations with students and are always available to lend an ear, to listen to a student’s concerns and to help in whatever way is appropriate.
  • The Mentoring Programme for first years also helps them to settle in to the school.  Senior students take responsibility for First Year Students and help them with difficulties they may experience throughout First Year.

School Dog

Pastoral CareMeet Lady, St. Anne’s School Dog.  Lady is a Cavachon (mixture of a King Charles and a Bichon Frise) who is trained to help our students deal with the daily stresses of life.  She gets B&B with Ms Dowling every night and spends her days in St. Anne’s, putting a smile on everyone’s face!

The most recent Whole School Evaluation, undertaken by the Department of Education Inspectorate, states that “the support system for students in the school is very good.  The students in their questionnaire responses strongly agreed that they felt safe and cared for in the school, and that there was a good atmosphere.  These positive findings were echoed by the parents”