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

  • Provides a well structured and closely monitored support system for pupils
  • Encourages close liaison with parents
  • Fosters a sense of belonging and pride in the school
  • Strives to ensure that good relationships exist throughout the school community
  • Seeks to remove any barriers to learning
  • Promotes a positive environment for learning 
Pupils are courteous and respectful.
— ETI (Jan 2016)

Induction

  • Senior pupils and teaching staff provide a programme of activities within local primary schools, which supports a smooth transition at the end of Primary 7
  • Primary 7 boys are invited to participate in a number of events at Belfast Boys’ Model School
  • The annual open evening allows prospective pupils and their parents to sample what the school has to offer
  • Primary 7 boys are encouraged to take part in the school’s summer transition scheme
  • Contact is made with each new pupil and his parents during the summer.
  • New Year 8 boys follow a structured induction programme, beginning in June of P7
  • Parents are encouraged to adopt an active role in their son’s transition into Belfast Boys’ Model School 

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