Throughout their time at St Julian’s, we aim to make sure that our students develop an understanding of, and embody, the St Julian’s values of respect, independence, responsibility, commitment and honesty in addition to the attributes of the IB learner profile , enabling them to be prepared and able to use the skills learnt in the classroom in their everyday lives.. We believe that this will enable them to develop resilience, a positive self-image, an ability and confidence to be able to tackle new situations and problems and a strong sense of self-belief.
We value the relationships we have with our parents and aim to form an essential partnership in developing a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Together we strive to develop the understanding that school is about much more than a curriculum and is about the development and education of the whole child.
We follow a British system of pastoral care, with each student cared for within a system of class teachers and tutors, with the class teacher or tutor being the first point of contact for each child and the key member of the St Julian’s staff who is responsible for the care, guidance and monitoring of academic progress, in addition to ensuring a balance between academic, social, cultural and physical activities. The class teacher or tutor forms the main point of contact between the school and parents.
In Primary, class teachers are supported in their pastoral care roles by a team of Assistant and Deputy Principals, each having the care and guidance of students in a Key Stage. In Secondary our tutors are supported by a team of Heads of Year and a Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care. In our Portuguese Section, our students are supported by a team of Directors de Turma.
Our pastoral care ensures the education of the whole child and our pastoral team is supported by our team of nurses, educational psychologists and counsellors to ensure that each student is supported holistically to develop strong mental and physical well-being in addition to helping them to manage school life and transition points.
Child protection and safeguarding
St. Julian’s is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment and preventing impairment of children’s health and development. As such, we have a comprehensive child protection and safeguarding policy in place, that follows the most up-to-date UK guidelines and procedures (The Children Act 1989; “Keeping Children Safe in Education” 2018”).
In line with this policy, on appointment each member of staff is subject to thorough background and reference checks, in addition to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In addition, all staff, volunteers, outsourced staff, the Board of Governors and the Parents’ Association Executive Committee are subjected to annual police and background checks. We regularly audit and review our security procedures and manuals.
Our community’s well-being and safety is paramount to us and we work hard to ensure that we continue to cater for our students’ needs in this regard.