The welfare of our students is our 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 has a role in supporting our students, to empathise with them, and to ensure that their learning journey is guided appropriately. Several individual staff members play key roles in supporting the welfare of our students as follows:
Pastoral Care Process
All our staff has a role in supporting our students, to empathise with them, and to ensure 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.
The Head of Grade and Tutors administer the pastoral system under the leadership of the Vice-Principal (Pastoral).
We have a Grade 7&8 Coordinator of Learning who oversees both pastoral and academic needs of your child and ensures that the appropriate support is provided by the academic and pastoral teams.
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.
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 is contactable via e-mail, telephone or by prior appointment.