Dromore High School has a very professional staff who are not only interested in the academic performance of their pupils but also in their social, emotional and spiritual development.
Qualities of kindness, fairness and politeness are encouraged as the basis of everyday relationships and are at the heart of our Pastoral care work. The polite, friendly atmosphere and the degree of responsibility and initiative shown by pupils are often commented upon by visitors.
The Pastoral Structure in school is based on the House System. There are three Houses in school and each pupil is allocated to a House upon admission. The pupils’ House acts like a large family within the school. For example House Mentors from Sixth Form assist new year 8 pupils to settle into school. House competitions and trophies add a competitive element to the year’s work and encourage pupils to give of their best.
All staff have a specific responsibility for the general welfare of pupils. However, a recognised structure also exists to care for the pupils in an effective way.
Has overall responsibility for the welfare of the staff and pupils.
They provide advice and support for staff and pupils
Year groups have a Year Head who is in overall charge. They liaise with other house tutors in the year group and have an overall responsibility for pupils in their year group.
Year 8 – Mrs Leckey
Year 9 - Mrs Kirkland
Year 10 – Miss Johnston
Year 11 – Mrs Kerr
Year 12 – Mr Crothers
Sixth Form – Mrs Scott
These are the key people in the pastoral care system. They have specific academic and pastoral responsibilities. The pupils meet their house Tutor three mornings per week. They endeavour to get to know all pupils within their group and monitor all aspects of their work. Where necessary, they will make initial contact with parents.
An effective Personal Development programme in Years 8 – 14 and Career Guidance offered in Years 10 – 14 helps develop the pupils as they progress through the school.
The Designated Teacher for Child Protection is Mrs Herron and Mrs Ravey is the Deputy Designated Teacher. Along with the Headmaster and the Child Protection Governor these staff form the Child Protection team.
Student Support Service
At Dromore High School we have a Student Support service to help students discuss in confidence, problems which they may be facing either within school or at home. Individual support sessions are available during school time. Common areas dealt with include exam pressure, bullying, relationship problems, family problems, low self-esteem and anger management. If you do not wish your son/daughter to use this service please inform the school office.