Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This module is offered to all who wish to enhance knowledge and skills in this area in order to advance their professionalism in working with young people. This includes specifically class room teachers, existing principal teachers, faculty heads and senior managers within schools as well as community educationalists, health and social workers.
The module covers aspects of all areas below:
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
- Key philosophy and theories which have influenced the establishment of pastoral care/ support ethos/ in schools and colleges and other helping agencies; universal, targeted, personal support and the national documents including curriculum for excellence ‘Happy Safe and Achieving their Potential’; ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’
-Ethos and the 'caring community';
- Clarification of attitudes and values;
- Caring principles, policies and practices - meeting the developmental needs of young people/;
- CfE-the support entitlement;
- Whole school/college/institutional approaches support; Pastoral ethos and care systems;
- Support roles and responsibilities; Multi-agency working; Inter-agency Home-school partnerships;
- Child protection and inter-departmental/inter-agency/team working;
- Case studies;
- Self-evaluation, quality assurance and improvement planning
The general aim of this module is to enable participants to explore and reflect critically on the principles, processes and practices of universal and targeted support and the ways in which provision can be delivered effectively within a caring establishment. It aims to develop participants’ professionalism through enhancing the requisite knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes called for by the complex and demanding role of the supportive caring professional.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6,000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criteria-based.
There are no assessments for this course.