Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support Team

Mrs J Harris - Pastoral Support Lead
Miss K Parrish - Family Community Worker
Mrs M Richards - SENDCo

Our Pastoral Support Team is available to support children and families with social aspects or barriers to learning. 

Mrs Richards is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO) for the school and is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She monitors SEND teaching, learning and assessment. She can make referrals to other agencies to support children with particular needs.  She is responsible for the Cildren in Care (CIC). is also the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Harris is a very experienced member of the Pastoral Support Team she is available Monday to Thursday to discuss any issue which you may have about your child.  She is responsible for children who may need support from other external agencies.  She meets with these children regularly, attends their reviews and meetings, liaising with their class teacher and other relevant members of staff. She is able to advise or signpost parents on a range of difficulties which they may have at home or in the community.  She provides time to talk for children who may have worries about home or school.

Miss Parrish works full time alongside Mrs Harris.  She is here to listen to both children, parents and carers, advising ways forward for a wide range of issues in school and at home, that may have an impact on the child's learning. She engages and signposts to other agencies to help  families.

Both Mrs Harris & Miss Parrish may make home visits with another member of staff, give advice & signpost parents to other services.  We offer Parent Partnerships which provide a specifically targeted programme of support with an identified key worker. We run small groups for children to help them develop their self-esteem, manage their anger and make stronger friendships with other children.

Come and see us or contact us on 01242 525616 if you think we can help.

The Pastoral Support Team have a range of expertise and a range of responsibilities. The link below identifies what these responsibilities are for the various members of the team.

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