2.6.1 Pastoral care and its importance
Welcome to chapter 6 of the 'Policies, pastoral care and practical applications' module. We will now move away from discussing specific policies and focus on the broader construct of pastoral care. The previous chapters discussed the policies and laws in place to keep learners safe; pastoral care also supports this, but can deal with issues not necessarily encompassed in the individual policies. Pastoral care is a broad field, but its overarching aim is to support and promote student wellbeing by offering help with any issues they may be encountering, either within the school or outside of it.
Goals for this section
- To understand what pastoral care is and how it functions as part of an Educational institution.
Objectives for this section
- To be able to explain how pastoral care works within an educational setting.
- To be able to identify the benefits and limitations of pastoral care.
- To consider the ways in which elements of pastoral care can be integrated into everyday teaching practice.