Sacred Heart School Westport

Wellbeing Corner

Student Support:

SHS Westport has robust student support structures in place to ensure a safe and caring environment so learning can take place. We place our students at the centre of our actions with regular scheduled pastoral care meetings which includes the Principal, Deputy Principal, Guidance Counsellor, Chaplain, SEN Team members and our Year Head Team.

Year Heads:

Year Heads fulfil a pivotal position in the management of the school. A Year Head is appointed for each year group with their role being both pastoral and disciplinary. Any issues (personal, academic, behaviour or social) concerning each student in a year group are reported directly to the year head and dealt with according to the school’s policies and procedures and where appropriate students may be issued with sanctions or referred for further pastoral support.

Each Year Head has their own office and are available to their year group from before school starts.


A group of 5th Year students work closely with our 1st year students to support their transition in to SHS Westport. The mentors regularly meet the students and support them throughout the year.

Guidance & Chaplaincy:

A professional Guidance Counselling service is provided by a qualified Guidance Counsellor who is available to students who require assistance with decision making around careers and subject choices. Counselling provision is provided through the school’s Chaplaincy service. Together these supports assist students with personal, educational and vocational issues as they arise. Students can make appointments themselves or may be referred through a parent, teacher or Year Head.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team:

Sacred Heart School Westport has a dedicated and experienced SEN team who are committed to ensuring that students who require additional support receive a planned and intervention-based approach to scaffold their learning.

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