At Oughtrington Primary School we aim to support pupils to achieve their best educationally, socially and emotionally. We aim to develop positive relationships with children and their families, responding as quickly as possible to any issues to ensure difficulties are discussed and resolved.
Pastoral Lead: Ms Brown
Other members of the team:
- Mrs Clayton (Assistant SENCO)
- Miss Marsland (Head Teacher, DSL)
- Miss Mohr (Senior Mental Health Lead)
- Mrs Paddock (KS2 Deputy Head, DSL)
- Miss Smith (KS1 Deputy Head, SEMH Lead, DSL)
- Mrs Titchner (SENCO)
Our Pastoral Team is here to:
- Offer support
- Promote positive behaviour
- Identify the barriers to learning
- Offer encouragement and build self-esteem and confidence
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 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 support for 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.
- Responding to situations as they arise within school.
- Meeting with parents/carers to discuss issues relating to their child.
- To ‘signpost’ families to outside services for appropriate provision and support.
Who does the Pastoral Team work with?
- Individuals and groups of children
- Teachers and other members of staff
- External agencies such as: health professionals, School Nurse, The Virtual School, Education Safeguarding, Social Care and Police
The Pastoral Team work with children across school. This may include 1:1 check ins, social skills work, providing lunch time clubs and responding to situations as they arise within the school.
- Pupils – any child in the school can ask to speak to any member of our Pastoral Team if they have a problem or a worry at school or at home. They can do this by either approaching them directly or by asking another member of staff.
- Parents/carers – if parents/carers have a pastoral concern regarding their child they can speak to the child’s class teacher or make an appointment to speak with a member of the Pastoral Team. Contact can be made through the school office on 01925 752086 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Within our school there is: ELSA, DESTY, Therapy Dog visits, pastoral groups, The Talking Room, worry boxes, social skills groups, PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, Humanutopia, Mental Health week, Anti-bullying week, Safer Internet Day and much more!