NAPCE was founded in 1982 to establish links between education professionals and allied agencies who have an interest in pastoral care and personal-social education and the welfare of students of all ages in schools.
NAPCE's concerns are the achievement of students across the curriculum; guidance; personal and social education; recording achievement and the management of these processes in an integrated whole school approach. Our aims are:
- To support and inform those who have a professional concern for pastoral care;
- To promote the theoretical study of pastoral care in education;
- To disseminate good practice in pastoral care in education;
- To promote the education, training and development of those engaged in pastoral care;
- To liaise with other organisations who have similar objectives.
The Association operates through a regular journal and other publications plus its national annual conference. Advice on relevant issues can be obtained from elected Executive Officers at NAPCE. The Association is a registered charity with a National Executive Committee.
The current officers of the Association are:
- Phil Jones - Chair
- Mike Calvert - Vice Chair
- Jill Robson - Secretary and Treasurer
- Professor Stan Tucker - Journal Editor
- Paula Spencer
- Jae Bray
- Eileen Donnelly
- Paul Hazzard
- John O'Boyle
- Yolande Herbst
- John Hunt
- Rebecca Head
- Matt Silver
- Jakub Makowski