Pupil Wellbeing

The arrangements for the care and support of the pupils in the school are highly effective.
— ETI (Jan 2016)

Pastoral Care is central to the life of the school. Belfast Boys’ Model seeks to provide a secure, caring environment to ensure that pupils reach their full learning potential. 

The Pastoral Care System

We pride ourselves in taking a proactive approach to pupil well-being. Our ground breaking ‘Mental Health Ambassadors’ team of Senior pupils is dedicated to the promotion of positive mental health with their peers. They also work closely with our Year teams to ensure that all pupils have access to support, if required.  

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

We are proud of our team of pupils who are Anti-Bullying ambassadors.  These young men facilitate peer workshops during Anti-Bullying Week and offer on-going support to individual and groups of pupils, throughout the school year.

An excellent Pastoral programme is in place to addresses the key issues facing young people and assist in the development of resilience and emotional intelligence.

Pupils are courteous and respectful.
— ETI (Jan 2016)


A comprehensive and effective transition programme which stretches across Primary 7 and Year 8 and includes peer mentoring, curriculum support and pastoral care ensures a smooth and successful move to ‘Big School’ for Belfast Boys’ Model School pupils. 

In April 2018, Belfast Boys’ Model School won the ‘Derrytrasna Award’ – this is the Department of Education’s highest award for ‘exceptional’ pastoral care.

Pupil Welfare

  • Boys meet with their Form Teacher daily

  • Heads of Year coordinate the work of Form Teachers

  • The Pastoral Care system is monitored by a Vice Principal

  • An extensive range of events which promotes pupil welfare is programmed throughout the year through the Pastoral Curriculum

  • Strong links exist with a large number of statutory and voluntary support agencies

  • A robust and comprehensive system of school rewards exists to recognise and celebrate the successes, achievements and attributes of the boys