Pastoral Support

Pastoral Support

At Pitcheroak the Pastoral Team aims to:

  • Provide targeted support which can help pupils that may be facing challenges.
  • Improve pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural skills to promote and reinforce self-esteem and confidence.
  • Promote positive relationships and behaviour rewarding individual efforts and achievements.
  • Support pupils with transition.
  • Liaise and support with parents/carers and families and take advice and support from external professional agencies when necessary.
  • Provide a supportive calm environment that facilitates pupils to express their feelings.

All pupils follow a PSHE curriculum as part of the National Curriculum. PSHE supports the development of social, moral and spiritual understanding.  Reporting behavioural incidents is important as staff can then identify any patterns or triggers for behaviour and intervene if necessary. As a school we record each significant incident using ‘SLEUTH’ our behaviour tracking system. This is monitored on a regular basis and strategies are amended if necessary. Appropriate behaviour strategies and achievable/understandable targets are identified and put in place for each individual pupil. Additional assistance can then be given to pupils either individually or in a small group setting e.g. social and emotional, behaviour etc. Pastoral Support Plans can be put in place and regular Pastoral Support meetings can be held with parents/carers to ensure a consistent approach both at home and at school.

Paula King

Pastoral Support worker

Well-Being Support

Sessions may include some of the following:

  • 1:1 work with individual pupils
  • Small nurture groups
  • Play therapy with younger pupils
  • Work in class to promote well-being strategies across the school

Hayley Whitehouse

Emotional Well-Being Support Worker