The Award will cover the period September 2022 – June 2023. The Award, made in the four categories of pre-school, primary, post primary and special, are for school communities that have demonstrated exceptional pastoral care in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils.
The aim of the awards are the acknowledgement and celebration of schools that exceed normal expectations in supporting some element of the personal, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of a child or young person.
On Monday 22 May 2023, Dr Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary, Department of Education and Dr Joanne McClean, Director of the PHA presented Awards to Tullygally Primary School, Craigavon; Carrick Primary School, Lurgan; St Catherine’s College, Armagh and Knockavoe School, Strabane in recognition of their exceptional pastoral care of pupils.
Nominations for 2024 are now closed.