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Support for Children

Our Pastoral Team:

  • Mrs Zammuto – Pastoral Support Officer
  • Mrs Williams – Learning Mentor
  • Mrs Bywater – SENDCO/Inclusion Lead

Our Pastoral Team’s key role is to champion the needs of the children who may be facing barriers to effective learning, both inside and outside the school, working with pupils, teachers, parents, carers, families, schools and other agencies, to help construct a flexible and responsive support network.

 

Our aims include:

  • identifying particular difficulties and seeking solutions;
  • setting realistic targets in order to encourage pupils to re-engage in effective learning;
  • raising achievements;
  • raising aspirations.

Areas within school that we particularly focus on include:

  • self esteem and confidence building;
  • social skills;
  • study skills;
  • motivation;
  • attendance;
  • punctuality.

Where required, we plan a support programme with each child and go on to develop a one-to-one mentoring relationship aimed at sharing information and helping them to achieve their targets. Personal / social skills and positive attitudes to learning are sometimes further developed by group work.

 

Undertaking activities to support the development of a healthy school and community environment; some of these activities are:

  • 1:1 mentoring and group work;
  • ELSA – both Mrs Zammuto and Mrs Williams are ELSA trained
  • Team building;
  • Lego Therapy;
  • Nurture groups;
  • Social Speaking
  • Supporting pupils through transition.

The value of positive and active involvement by parents cannot be overstated. Talk to your child about their targets and general progress and please do contact school if you have any questions. In most cases, the staff in school will identify pupils who need support, but, if you as a parent/carer have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

As you may be aware, KOOTH is live throughout the district of Wakefield supporting all young people 11-19 year old.

Kooth offers personalised, fully anonymous, mental health support with fully qualified counsellors, 365 days a year. 

For more information please see the flyer below.

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