The most recent ETI Inspection graded the pastoral care provision in the college as “very good”.
In Parkhall Integrated College, we believe that children learn best in an environment where they feel happy, secure and valued. We therefore place great emphasis on our pastoral care programme, which fosters positive relationships and community spirit. We strive to ensure every child has opportunities to achieve success, not only in academic or vocational study, but also in the wider life of our school.
We promote healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes in all of our pupils as well as fostering an environment where diversity is valued and where the worth and self-esteem of all individuals within the school are paramount.
Parkhall Integrated College has a pastoral team to help support our pupils.
They are available along with year heads to talk to individual pupils who may need help and support in overcoming whatever difficulties they are facing.
Pastoral staff work closely with parents to help pupils with any academic, emotional or behavioural concerns, and a wide range of outside agencies are also accessed when deemed necessary.
The EA has provided a counsellor for all schools in the board area. Pupils can self-refer to the college’s counsellor or referrals can be made by pastoral staff.
Parkhall Integrated College Mission Statement
The pastoral curriculum is mainly delivered through the areas of Learning for Life and Work (LLW) and Preparation for Adult Life (PAL).
Pupils are provided with a taught programme which focuses on the three key strands of:
Personal Development - topics include feelings and emotions, safety and managing risk, drugs awareness and self image.
Local and Global Citizenship - topics include equality and social justice, human rights and social responsibility.
Employability - topics include career action planning, self-awareness, CVs and application forms.
The taught programme is complimented by a series of other presentations and workshops covering aspects of the pastoral curriculum including, attendance, conflict resolution, healthy eating, Heart Start, relationships and sexuality and e-safety.