My name is Matthew Dominé and I am a Deputy Principal at Avanti House Secondary School in North West London. This school is part of the Avanti Schools Trust. I feel very lucky as the pastoral vision of the trust is in line with my own views and beliefs with a strong focus on character development.
I lead on pastoral care within the school and have created this blog to share my thoughts on what makes outstanding pastoral care in schools and what has, or hasn’t, worked for me.
My route into education was as a music teacher and I have worked across a number of schools in London and Hertfordshire. 13 years later and I am loving my job now more than ever and am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the children I work with on a daily basis.
I am a fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and have an MA in Music Education from the Institute of Education (UCL).