Pastoral Care

We are delighted to introduce you to our pastoral assistant, Mrs Baker. As part of our commitment to providing holistic support to our pupils and families, the pastoral assistant plays a crucial role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment within our school community.

The primary responsibility of our pastoral assistant is to provide personalised support to pupils, ensuring their emotional well-being and academic success. They work closely with teachers, administrators, and parents to identify and address any challenges or concerns that pupils may face, both inside and outside the classroom.

Here are some of the key responsibilities of our pastoral assistant:

· Emotional Support: Our pastoral assistant offers a listening ear and guidance to pupils who may be experiencing difficulties or facing personal challenges. They provide a safe space for pupils to express themselves and work collaboratively to develop strategies for coping and resilience.

· Conflict Resolution: In instances of conflicts or disagreements among pupils, the pastoral assistant mediates discussions and helps facilitate constructive resolutions. They promote positive communication and empathy, fostering a culture of respect and understanding.

· Family Engagement: Our pastoral assistant values the partnership between school and home. They actively engage with parents to ensure open communication and collaboration in supporting the overall well-being and development of our pupils. Whether it’s through regular updates, parent workshops, or individual meetings, they are here to support you every step of the way.

· Community Building: Building a sense of belonging and community is essential to our school ethos. The pastoral assistant organises and facilitates various activities and events that promote inclusivity, teamwork, and positive relationships among pupils, parents, and staff.

· Referral and Support Services: Should additional support be required, our pastoral assistant can connect pupils and families with external resources and services, such as counselling, tutoring, or community organisations, to ensure comprehensive support tailored to individual needs.