Pastoral care is the provision the school makes to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of your child. A successful pastoral care programme means that your child is safe, happy, involved and able to perform to their full potential.
At The British School of Lomé we believe it is vital to meet the pastoral needs of our learners, particularly in relation to their emotional and mental health. By meeting the pastoral needs of our learners, they should be able to realise opportunities both within and outside the classroom.
Pastoral care at BSL is provided firstly through two homeroom tutors for each year group, who meet with our learners every day, not only providing important information and guidance, but building a positive relationship in order for our learners to feel safe and secure.
Secondly, we provide weekly Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE). The aim of PSHE is for our learners to improve their wellbeing throughout their life. We aim to do this by allowing them to gain knowledge of the world outside of school, make safe and informed choices, learn about health issues, develop resilience and resourcefulness, and to consider values, morals and tolerance.
The third part of our pastoral care is the provision of 1:1 support and small group workshops. During these sessions we concentrate on issues currently having an impact on our learners and aim to develop tools and strategies to help our learners cope with these issues and to move forward, therefore improving their ability to access their learning during class.