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 Religious Studies and Personal Social and Health Education (PHSE), have a particular contribution to make. In addition there are a number of Staff, the Housemasters/Mistresses, the Chaplain, the School Nurse, the School Counsellor and others who work closely with individuals to assist them to prepare in diverse ways for the outside world. Each pupil also has a personal Tutor to oversee their academic, social and personal welfare, a relationship that is 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.