The welfare of our students is our top priority. It is important for all students to feel safe and supported at SJI International so that they develop a real sense of belonging, and an ability to thrive both socially and academically. All our staff have a role in supporting our students, empathising with them, and ensuring that their learning journey is guided appropriately. Several individual staff members play key roles in supporting the welfare of our students as follows:
Each student is assigned to a Tutor Group led by a Tutor. The Tutor becomes one of the most important adults in the lives of our students, and the close bond between Tutors and Tutees provides outstanding individual advice and guidance. Our students have a deep sense of belonging within our school and a wider connection to the values that we uphold.
Heads of Grade
At SJI International, we have one Head of Grade for each Grade Level. Heads of Grade work with Tutor teams to facilitate a supportive and extensive pastoral care programme. Students who require additional support for learning or social/emotional needs, are referred to our internal support services. The Heads of Grade lead Tutors in facilitating our pastoral programme.
We have a Grade 7 and 8 Learning Coordinator and a Grade 9 and 10 Learning Coordinator who oversee both the pastoral and academic needs of your child and ensure that the appropriate support is provided by the academic and pastoral teams.
Vice-Principal (Wellbeing and Achievement)
The Pastoral Leadership Team is composed of the Heads of Grade, Learning Coordinators and other relevant members of the Senior Leadership Team. This team is led by the Vice-Principal (Wellbeing and Achievement).
All Grade 7 - 10 students have well-being lessons during curriculum time - one lesson a week for half the year. In addition to this, students participate in well being enhancing programmes during the pastoral time. Our well-being programme is cemented in the principles of positive psychology and is supported by our Heads of Grade and School Counsellors.
All our students participate in a Wellbeing Survey 4 to 5 times a year which enables the Pastoral Team to monitor and track your child's wellbeing and provide appropriate interventions when required. The data informs the team of specific needs that the cohort requires and can support this through dedicated pastoral time led by tutors and the Head of Grade. We adopt an open access policy to strengthen our home-school partnership. All our staff are contactable via email, telephone or by prior appointment.