St. Joseph’s system of pastoral care means that every student has a number of people to turn to when they need support including teachers, teaching assistants, inclusion support mentors, therapists and residential care staff.

St. Joseph’s approach to pastoral care and support plays a critical role in helping students to:

  • Remove barriers to learning, particularly inappropriate behaviours and emotional difficulties
  • Kick start learning and achievement
  • Increase in confidence and motivation to make good choices
  • Increase their independence

Staff always put the needs of students first and take a genuine interest in their achievements. This has resulted in excellent relationships between staff and students.

Students say that if they feel angry or sad they can talk to anyone and that staff are kind and listen.