Pastoral care at Baleares International College
Pastoral care is the commitment to, and active demonstration of concern for, the growth and wellbeing of each student, as well as the broader school community. It focuses on cultivating an environment and culture that supports the physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of every student.
Personal mentoring and close pastoral care is central to quality British education. Our personalised approach to education ensures that your child will be known by every teacher and vica versa, enabling us to deliver on the promise of the “Best of British Education”, by delivering a focused and personal approach that enables your child to thrive.
As a parent, it means you can be confident that your child is in safe and caring hands, with their Form Tutor being the daily communication link between home and school, and having an overview of the development of every aspect of each student who is in their care.
Our UK qualified teaching staff regularly assess students' needs and performance, according to UK standards. This means that learning at Baleares International College is always optimised to get the very best out of your child during their time at school.
Our teachers provide opportunities for individual growth in small classes, often supported by a Learning Support Assistant, ensuring that every child actively engages with lessons and new students integrate quickly into the curriculum. Young learners are consistently presented with activities that will help them to develop and strive in a challenging, but nurturing environment.
Pastoral care is embedded in the British education system and at BIC we include the following pillars:
- Creating a sense of belonging through team building activities, such as working together on projects.
- Developing skills and knowledge in order to prevent or address specific problems.
- Tracking individual student progress.
- Enabling early intervention in identifying and dealing with specific needs.
- Celebrating achievements and contributions in all stages of the child’s education
- Providing guidance regarding study patterns, post-school pathways and opportunities.
- Providing counselling and comfort for our students.
- The provision of good role models at school.
Effective pastoral care is most effective when there is a strong partnership between home and school - clear two-way communication, reminders and reinforcement (at home and at school) of strategies to support progress, and early intervention in identifying and addressing any problems that may rise.
At Baleares International College we have an experienced team of staff with a wealth of expertise that focuses on the wellbeing of our students and ensures their social and academic progress.
Primary Pastoral Lead at BIC Sa Porrassa - Mrs Fiona Von Waberer
Secondary Pastoral Lead at BIC Sa Porrassa - Mrs Nathalie Etienne
Pastoral Lead at BIC Sant Agustí - Mrs Janice Short, Principal