Glasgow City Council Welcome to Shawlands Academy

Pastoral Care Team

The work of the Pastoral Care team is central to much that happens in our school.  So essential is its contribution that it is our policy to involve all members of staff....

  • All staff are encouraged to take a close interest in the education and welfare of the young people they teach
  • All teachers are invited to contribute to the programme of curricular and vocational guidance and to the personal and social development of our pupils
  • Those who act as tutor teachers work closely with the Pastoral Care staff in monitoring the progress, attendance and timekeeping of their pupils.
House Groups and Pastoral Care Staff
Mrs R Smith
Ms K Rodger
Ms A Warden
Mrs R Ahmad
Mr S Alexander
Home/School Link  Workers -  Ms K Kubackova, Mr R Jarvorcek
Education Liasion Officer - Ms S Ashraf

All pupils at Shawlands Academy are members of one of five Pastoral Care House Groups. Each House Group is headed and managed by a Principal Teacher of Pastoral Care.

Our Pastoral Care Principals work closely with our parents, carers and guardians. In addition we work closely with many other services and organisations in the interest of our young people. Taking a co-ordinated approach, we work closely with others members of staff to monitor and track each pupils' development. As a team we aim to ensure that each pupil is known personally and in depth to their Head of House, and will identify and respond quickly to each pupils' individual needs.

Duties Undertaken by Pastoral Care Staff.

Principal Teachers of Pastoral Care are concerned with every aspect of each pupils’ educational progress. The duties of our Pastoral Care Staff include;

  1. Monitoring each pupils’ attendance and timekeeping.
  2. Monitoring each pupils academic progress in all subject areas.
  3. Interviewing, advising and supporting pupils throughout their school careers.
  4. Target-setting with pupils following academic parental reports.
  5. Meeting with our Parents, Carers and Guardians to discuss progress.
  6. Attending meetings with and reporting to specialist services on behalf of our pupils. This includes our Learning Community Attendance Council, Learning Community Joint Support Team, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Psychological Services Staff, Social Work Services Staff and other Voluntary Services such as Young Carers and YCSA.
  7. Providing careers advice and information for pupils. Liaising with staff from Skills Development Scotland to ensure that pupils receive the best opportunities for future career planning.
  8. Advising on course choice options at key transition points.
  9. Guiding our senior pupils through the process of applying to Universities and Colleges.
  10. Providing references for UCAS, Colleges and prospective employers.