Our pastoral care system relies on the informed supportive structure in which all teachers play an active part in the welfare of our students. The principal duties of tutors are to see each student in their tutor group, both formally and informally, to develop a relationship of trust and confidence, and be closely and continuously aware of individual tutee’s problems providing practical and moral support.
Our Tutorial system has many purposes; we try to foster our students’ personal and social growth, so that they develop a sense of individual responsibility and an awareness of health-related issues. We also supervise their academic progress and encourage them to develop sound habits of work and study.
We encourage students in small groups to express themselves confidently and articulately by developing students’ critical thinking, expression of opinion, self-confidence, leadership qualities, initiative and public-speaking skills. We aim to broaden students’ cultural and intellectual interests through our vibrant PSHE programme.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At The British School of Barcelona we value the fact that pupils bring to school different experiences and strengths that influence the way they learn. We are committed to identifying each student’s individual learning needs and we offer provision that is flexible and varied to ensure that children work at age-related expectations or above and achieve their personal potential, whatever their needs and abilities.
The term SEND describes the needs of a child who has a difficulty or disability which makes learning harder for them than for other children their age. Around 1 in 5 children has SEND at some point during their school years. Some children have SEND right through their time in school.
Every teacher is a teacher of SEND at the BSB. They are responsible for ensuring that the school’s SEND policy is followed and delivered through high quality teaching in their classroom, which enables children to work at age-related expectations or above through a variety of workshops and support in the classroom.
Exceptionally Able Students
We consider ‘Exceptionally Able’ (EA) those students who have the ability to shine, consistently performing, or capable of performing, at a level significantly ahead of their peer group in one or more areas. Our EA provision is aimed at supporting and
challenging more able, gifted and talented pupils in achieving their full potential by devising programmes of work adapted to their needs.