Pastoral Care

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Our Approach

Though Ballymena Academy is a large modern school, it is friendly and caring. If a pupil is anxious or in difficulty someone will help: Peer Mentors, Classroom Teacher, Form Tutor, Pastoral Advisor, the Head of Year, School Nurse, School Counsellor, Pastoral Vice-Principal.

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New Pupils

Year 8 pupils are helped to adjust to life in their new school with an Induction Programme.

How we support New Pupils

Support Team

Although all teachers share in Pastoral Care, we have dedicated teams of staff in each year group to support our pupils growth.

Meet Our Team

Leadership Development

We encourage our young learners develop a range of skills and behaviours in leadership, self-management and mentoring.

How we develop leaders


Ballymena Academy recognises that the care, welfare and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance.

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Your Health & Wellbeing

Supporting the health and wellbeing of each of our young people, lies at the heart of pastoral care in Ballymena Academy