Pastoral Care


Designated Teacher: Mrs J Gray
Deputy Designated Teacher: Mrs C Evans

Copies of the School’s child protection, pastoral care, drugs and anti-bullying policies may be obtained on request from the Secretary or the Principal.


The school places emphasis on the care and well being of its pupils. Parents can be assured that personal matters will be dealt with in a sympathetic and confidential way and are encouraged to discuss with the Principal or the child’s teacher, matters arising outside school which may affect a child’s work or behaviour.

A counsellor from Barnardos is in school one day each week and a pupil may see her on request.
We liaise closely with the Education Welfare Officer and other agencies concerned with health, drugs education and general welfare.


The school views all its pupils as being of equal worth irrespective of age, ability, gender, colour or creed.
We expect pupils to behave in a responsible manner.

Pupils are required to show consideration, courtesy and respect for other children and adults at all times.
In Cliftonville, we operate a positive discipline policy. Pupils are rewarded and praised for good behaviour.
Rewards may include verbal praise, stickers or other small prizes or referral to a senior member of staff.


Each week a child from each class is chosen to receive a special certificate in assembly.
The teacher may choose the child for a number of reasons including being kind and helpful to others, effort, improvement in a particular aspect of the curriculum or for outstanding achievements.


At Cliftonville we seek to develop a sense of community with every child playing his/her part. Primary 7 pupils have the opportunities to develop our school community by participating in a training programme to allow them to be ‘playground buddies’.
They go out to the Key Stage One playground at breaktime to initiate games and ensure every child has someone to play with.


The School Council is made up of two pupils, elected from Primary 3 to Primary 7.
The council meets regularly and provides an opportunity for pupils to discuss issues which concern them and to make decisions regarding their school and its involvement in the wider community.