Pastoral Care

The aims of pastoral support at Sowe Valley Primary:

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 encourage pupils to recognise and reflect upon our core values (Resilient, Responsible, Reflective, Risk-Taking, Resourceful, Ready  Relating).

To work with a range of parents, support staff, outreach agencies and other schools to ensure the continuity and progress of individual pupils.

 The role of the Pastoral Support:

To support and work alongside parents in addressing pastoral concerns impacting on their child’s learning and development.

To work with staff in ensuring good pupil support and build upon the caring and respectful relationships that exist between staff, pupils and families.

To provide pastoral support to individual and groups of 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 friendships skills.

Responding to situations as they arise within school.

Working with families and children to maintain excellent attendance and timekeeping

Meeting with parents/Carers to discuss issues relating to their child.

To ‘signpost’ families to outside services for appropriate provision and support.

Contacts:

Pupils – any child in the school can ask to speak to Claire Witt if they have a problem or a worry at school or at home.  They can do this by either approaching the team or by asking a member of staff.

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 to see Claire Witt via the school office.

Please call the School office on 024 7645 6063 or email: [email protected]

Staff are always ready to listen and act on pupil concerns which means that any difficulties can be addressed quickly.