Guidelines for the provision of pastoral care, guidance and counselling in secondary schools
The Te Pakiaka Tangata Strengthening Student Wellbeing for Success guidelines help secondary schools and wharekura discuss the roles, expectations and legal requirements of form/whānau teachers, deans, guidance counsellors, board members and principals, in the provision of pastoral care.
About the guidelines
Everyone in a school has a role to play in supporting the wellbeing of students.
These guidelines were an Education Review Office recommendation following an evaluation of the provision of guidance and counselling in secondary schools.
The guidelines outline practice principles, ethics and values with the aim of more consistent provision of safe, high-quality pastoral care, guidance and counselling for secondary school students.
Each school should develop its own plan for providing pastoral care, guidance and counselling in a way that is consistent with its culture.
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