At Movilla High School , our aim to “develop the whole individual” is entrusted to all our staff , whether in the classroom, or out of it. It is a duty of care which we take very seriously and we have an overriding aim to ensure that our pupils’ well-being translates into academic success and high level attainment.
Our pastoral care system has been comprehensively reviewed since June 2015
Each pupil is placed in a Registration class with a dedicated member of staff who is responsible for the day to day welfare of their pupils. They are supported by a Learning Co-ordinator who is responsible for an entire Year Grouping. Our dedicated group of Heads of Department also play a significant role in ensuring the pastoral welfare of pupils maximises their potential to be able to learn and these staff also develop intervention strategies to ensure strong links between pastoral provision and academic attainment. The work of all our pastoral staff is monitored by the Senior Leadership Team with the Acting Principal currently assuming lead responsibility as Head of Pastoral Care.
Additionally a wide ranging pastoral support network aims to provide a comprehensive range of services using both in-house and external expertise.
Our pastoral structure and support mechanisms have been established to support the development of our pupils as young people but also as learners. We acknowledge the need to support our pupils to manage their teenage development, preparing them to be aspirational, confident and articulate young people able to accept the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Pupils also benefit from the experience of being allocated to a House and engage in a wide range of sporting, academic and enrichment activities encouraging healthy competition and rewarding success at both pastoral and academic levels. Each house wears a tie of a different colour and is represented by a House Co-ordinator supported by male and female pupil House Captain and Deputy House Captains.
Registration Teachers for the 2016/17 school year are as follows:
|GL||Mrs Ferguson||Miss Gilpin||
Miss Perry &
Miss N McCord &
|CV||Mr Hewtitt||Mr O'Neill||Mr Murphy||Mr Martin|
Key Stage 3 - Mr Hart
Key Stage 4 - Mr Lyons
Your first contact with the school should be with the Registration Teachers who will discuss issues with relevant staff as necessary.
Whether you contact us by phone or report in person to reception, your inquiry will be dealt with initially by Mrs Summerville or Mrs McIlwaine. These ladies will guide you as necessary to the person best suited to deal with your query.
Mr Bell and any of the Learning Co-ordinators or Registration teachers are available by appointment. Please contact the office if you feel you need to discuss an issue with them.
The Learning Co-ordinators are:
Mr Hart for Key Stage 3
Mr Lyons for Key Stage 4
Movilla High School regards the emotional and behavioural well-being of all our pupils of the utmost importance. The school has, in conjunction with Board of Governors and best practice advice from Education Authority (South Eastern Region), reviewed a number of policies in order to provide a consistent approach across the school to various issues that may arise.
These policies provide a framework for all our staff to maintain a consistency on issues such as Safeguarding, Teaching and Learning, and Child Protection.
The Designated teacher for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mr Bell.
Mrs Barbour is Deputy Designated Teacher.
Mrs D Shields is the Designated Governor.
Policies which are particularly in reference to the welfare of pupils are available for download below;
In order to offer the best pastoral support to our new pupils transferring from Primary School we offer an extensive support programme as detailed below