What is Pastoral Support?
Pastoral Support gives help and support to students when needed as well as providing information, advice and guidance. We always work in close partnership with other teachers, parents/carers and other specialist agencies.
Our aim is to identify any concerns or issues at the earliest possible opportunity and remove any barriers to learning which may be preventing our students from reaching their potential.
We pride ourselves in knowing our young people well and working alongside the teaching and support staff we aim to develop positive relationships with them and their families. We respond as quickly as possible to any issues and ensure that difficulties are discussed and resolved in the best possible way.
The Pastoral Support Team at St Martins School gives help and support in the following areas:
Who gives Pastoral Support?
The pastoral system is the responsibility of the Assistant Head Katherine Mooney.
The Form Tutor/Class Teacher is always the first point of contact for parents/carers regarding any concerns or issues.
We also work closely with other support agencies such as the Local Authority social inclusion team, child and family support and many others.
Parents and carers can access advice and information from MindEd for families at: www.minded.org.uk/families
or by phone on 0808 802 5544
The first point of contact should be the form Tutor/class teacher followed by Head of Year/Phase
Heads of year in secondary phase are:
YEAR 7 - Mr James - firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 8 - Ms Evans - email@example.com
YEAR 9 - Ms Ellis - firstname.lastname@example.org
YEAR 10 - Mr Machin - email@example.com
YEAR 11 - Mr Moore - firstname.lastname@example.org
The head's of year are assisted by a Learning Support Assistant who will often work with and support students in the classroom and beyond. It may be the Learning Support Assistant that liaises with parents and students in the first instance, with the support of the Head of Year.
Advice for parents on preventing radicalisation can be found under school information tab/policies and also by downloading the document below.
Use this link to view the nspcc guide on keeping children safe on line https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/