The College has a long tradition of commitment to pastoral care and places great emphasis on the moral and social welfare and development of our pupils as well as their intellectual, physical and cultural needs. The staff are aware of the concerns that may come from attending a large school and so everything possible is done to create a family atmosphere.
Information on our Our Pastoral Care & Form System can be accessed by clicking the button below:
There is a close working relationship between the academic structure of the College and the members of staff involved in pastoral care as we believe that effective pupil support is dependent on the contribution of all members of staff. There is a Vice-Principal responsible for pastoral care together with a Head of Pastoral Care and a team of teaching staff involved in the Form System. A school nurse is on site to assist with pupils’ medical issues.
Around 55 tutor groups meet each morning providing staff and pupils with the opportunity to establish a relationship which allows tutors to gauge the general welfare and demeanour of the children and young adults, to show interest in the progress, activities and achievements of individuals, to offer guidance and encouragement and to build a sense of community within the College.
Please find below a summary of safeguarding information which is shared annually. If you have any safeguarding queries, please contact Mrs Alison Kennedy, Head of Pastoral Care & Designated Teacher.
Please click on the link below to access a list of contact details for useful organisations. You may wish to access one of these services if you have a worry or concern about a young person during the Christmas period. These contacts have also been shared with our students.
Methody is completely opposed to bullying and will not tolerate it. It is entirely contrary to the values and principles we live by and the ethos of the school. All pupils have a right to be taught (and staff have a right to work) in a secure, caring environment, free from the threat of abuse. Everyone in the College has a responsibility to contribute in whatever way they can to the protection and maintenance of such an environment. If bullying does occur, it will be dealt with promptly, effectively and appropriately.
Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But if we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by reaching out.
It doesn’t stop with young people. From teachers to parents and influencers to politicians, we all have a part to play. Reach out to someone you trust if you need to talk. Reach out to someone if you know they’re being bullied. Reach out by being the change you want to see.
It takes courage, but it can change lives. So let’s come together and reach out to stop bullying. Watch the videos below for more information.