We have produced a short set of slides and information booklet to help explain how we offer pastoral support to our pupils and families:
Mrs Wyatt and Mrs Brown-Bolton are our school learning mentors.
‘If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small - don't bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is here for you.’
As a school we have been working hard on our Anti-Bullying Charter. See below for a link to our actual Charter.
Bullying in ANY form is unacceptable – it has to stop.
Transition is carefully planned for all children whether they are moving from our Early Years unit to Key stage 1, Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, moving into the area from another school or making the leap to secondary school. Regardless of circumstances we hold meetings with previous teachers/schools to handover information and discuss individual children and their needs. Their Inclusion Passport (for children with SEND) is then passed on to either the next teacher or school. This documents all the interventions that have taken place in their current or previous primary schools along with other information such as interests, levels and recent achievements. Some children will also have extra visits to their new setting in order for them to become familiar with the routines of the day and to help them settle more easily. They may also spend time with our Learning Mentors to help prepare for these changes as some children find this time of year very difficult.
For children transitioning to secondary school once a place has been confirmed then a meeting will be set up with parents, the current school staff who know the child well and the SENCO from the secondary school to discuss how the transition for the child will take place to ensure a smooth and relaxed transition occurs. In some cases an enhanced transition may be necessary. This means that additional visits to the secondary school may take place.