Our goal is to develop empowered and emotionally secure young people with the ability to manage the demands of modern life.
We believe that spiritual, moral, cultural and social values are ‘caught rather than taught’ and fundamental to the development of these values is the quality of day to day relationships.
All Staff contribute simply by the way they interact with pupils during lessons, but certain subjects, such as Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE) and Personal Social and Health Education (PHSE), including relationship, health, and sex education (RHSE) and Online Safety, have a particular contribution to make. In addition, there are several staff with a pastoral remit, including Housemasters/Mistresses, the School Nurse, the Head of PSHE, the Deputy Head, as well as a personal Tutor who guides and assists the Tutee to prepare them in diverse ways for the ‘outside world’. Strong relationships are the bedrock of pastoral care at Mount Kelly.
The moral, spiritual, social and cultural development of each pupil is not something which can be achieved by curriculum organisation or prescription. It is an erratic, unpredictable and long term goal, and the effects of even the most sensitive moral instruction may be different from those intended. Evaluation in terms of outcomes is difficult, but we feel that the character and quality of the young people we produce is testament to our success in realising these lofty ambitions.