Pastoral drop in sessions are regularly held for parents to attend and discuss any concerns that you may have. These drop in sessions are ideal for parents to attend and ask any questions they may have about pastoral support. The Pastoral Team have different skills that they can share and can give advice according to their area of specialism. Please check the Newsletters for upcoming session dates.
Aims of Pastoral Support:
- To provide support that meets the differing needs of all children so that each child is equipped with the skills to cope with life.
- To support children to address social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs.
- To maintain an atmosphere in which children feel secure, are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development and know that they are valued within a healthy and safe environment.
- To reassure parents/carers their children are being educated in a safe and nurturing environment.
- To work with a range of stakeholders, parents, support staff, outreach agencies and other schools to ensure the continuity and progress of individual pupils.
The role of the Pastoral Team:
- To support and work alongside parents in addressing pastoral concerns impacting on their child’s learning and development.
- To provide specialist counselling to support individual children, listening and talking to children who may need support in a variety of pastoral issues, for example, self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, managing feelings, anxieties/worries, separation and developing social and friendship skills.
- To ‘signpost’ families to outside services for appropriate provision and support.
- Pupils – any child in the school can ask to speak to our Pastoral Support Team if they have a problem at school or at home. They can do this by either approaching the team or by asking a member of staff. A suitable time will them be arranged to meet.
- Parents/carers – if you have a pastoral concern regarding your child then you can phone the school, speak to your child’s class teacher or make an appointment via the school office on 0121 327 0824.
- School staff – a pastoral support concern form can be completed and then a meeting will be arranged depending on particular needs.