Beyond Wiping Noses is a comprehensive exploration of what pastoral care is in schools. It also offers a detailed and balanced examination of how a pastoral curriculum could become an evidence-informed provision in schools, something which is often neglected in discussions around pastoral provision.
There is an increasing focus on evidence-informed teaching and learning strategies, but this doesn't extend to pastoral provision. Too often, school leaders, when faced with the question of how to ensure pastoral provision is evidence-informed, do not know where to start. This book outlines the various ways that schools could approach this and provides an excellent starting point to further explore research in this area
Too often, evidence focuses solely on teaching and learning and neglects the pastoral. This book very effectively bridges the two: showing how research evidence can be applied in pastoral care, while also exploring a range of interesting sources of research that all pastoral leaders need to know about.
This is a must-read for anyone working in or aspiring to pastoral leadership. It is also important reading for anyone aspiring to senior leadership, where a balanced and nuanced understanding of pastoral provision is essential.