At Cullybackey College, pastoral care permeates all aspects of school life and all members of staff take responsibility for the care, safety and welfare of our students. Child protection lies at the heart of our College and everything that we do. Trained staff oversee the implementation of the Child Protection Policy and guidance across the College. All teaching and non-teaching staff receive annual Child Protection training and are fully aware of the College processes and procedures. Our aim is to ensure all students feel safe and can speak to staff should they have concerns. The College works closely with a variety of different outside agencies to support the well-being of our students. We also run a preventative curriculum programme, highlighting and making students aware of some of the issues and challenges they may face.

Positive Behaviour Policy

As in all communities we have a need for a recognised structure, relating to acceptable behaviour and appropriate relationships, which supports the common good and enables the community to function effectively. In particular, the College community requires a caring, orderly and safe environment, in which all students may learn and develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and morally. It is therefore the aim of the College behaviour management policy to provide a system which:

  • leads to a happy and purposeful College;
  • recognises the importance of supporting the development of each individual;
  • encourages students to develop their abilities in a congenial atmosphere;
  • expects and fosters a high level of consideration for others and for the College environment;
  • acknowledges and rewards desirable behaviour;
  • identifies and corrects faults;

The College operates a very popular reward system which promotes positive and appropriate behaviours that reflect and uphold the values which the College prides itself on. Rewards are issued to recognise the academic, sporting, vocational and cultural achievements of our students.