Student Support Team
Our Student Support Team is made up of
- Guidance Counsellor
- Learning Support Teacher
- SNA Personnel
- Class Tutor
- Year Head
- Principal / Deputy Principal
Reference to “Student Support Team” is taken to include all or some of these staff. Below we have explained some of these roles for you.
Clonturk Community College has one Guidance Counsellor, whom work to support students during their time in the College.
What do Guidance Counsellors do?
Guidance Counsellors are professionally trained to undertake the following task within the College guidance programme.
Guidance Counsellors empower students to make decisions, solve problems, change behaviour and resolve issue in their lives in relation too Personal, Educational and Career Issues.
Personal Counselling –this provides individual, group or class work to promote interpersonal communication skills, decision making, self-awareness and the ability to plan.
Educational Guidance – This involves individual, group or class work to assist decision making in relation to choose of courses, subject and levels. It includes such topics as motivation and learning, study skills and examination techniques.
Career Guidance – this involves individual, group and class work to assist decision making in relation to education and training courses, employment opportunities, job search skills work and other life roles.
Please visit our career guidance website here:
The Class Tutor takes particular responsibility for his/her class Tutor group. The Class Tutor will get to know each student so as to become the person with the best knowledge of the student. The Class Tutor will work with the Student Support Team if any issue arises.
The main job of a Class Tutor is to oversee the welfare of that year group so that learning, at every level of the person, is supported. Essentially a pastoral role, however Class Tutors also deal with serious discipline issues. Tutors also monitor the progress of all pupils in their Tutor group and also liaise with parents if any issue arises.
In addition to the Class Tutor system Clonturk Community College have Year Heads who work closely with Tutors to ensure that our students are looked after.
The Mentor system has been introduced into Clonturk CC this year. Its main aim is to ease the transition for new students to Clonturk CC.
The duties of the Mentor vary but ultimately they are here to help new students understand the daily routines of Clonturk CC. We believe that the Mentor system is of enormous benefit to the new students of Clonturk CC but also to the Mentors who benefit from an active participation in the living of school ethos ‘Achieving Excellence Together”.