The pastoral care of our children, parents and staff is vitally important to us. We have a Learning Mentor (Mrs Thomas) whose time is dedicated to meeting the social and emotional needs of children and supporting parents and staff.

 

Here are some of the things that Mrs Thomas does:

  • Monitors attendance and punctuality and supports parents when they are having difficulties getting children to school
  • Works with individual children on using anger management strategies, raising self-esteem, understanding social interactions and feelings
  • Dealing with bereavement 
  • Delivers interventions and programmes such as Lego therapy, Social stories 
  • Supports parents to establish routines and behaviour management strategies at home
  • Supports parents applying for Secondary school places
  • Supports parents with their self esteem or emotional issues if this is impacting on their parenting skills or family life.
  • Delivers Webster Stratton Incredible Years and Strengthening Families parenting courses

 

Mrs Thomas has weekly timetabled sessions with children but she has the flexibility to resond to crises. If you feel you or your child would benefit from some support you can contact Mrs Thomas via the office.

There are certain times when parents or families need additional support.  If we feel that support from an outside agency or agencies is required then an Early Help assessment will be completed  to support you to access the services that will empower you and your family.

Click here for more information on the Early Help Service

Safeguarding and child protection

If a child makes a disclosure to a member of staff or we believe that a child is at risk of significant harm through neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse then we will make a referral to Children’s Social care. The designated person for Child protection is Mrs Joanne Jervis (Pastoral & Safeguarding Manager) Deputy designated persons are Mrs Hampson, Mrs Forster and Mrs Thomas.

Safeguarding children is the responsibility of all those who come into contact with children. If you have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child you should let someone know.

NSPCC

Oldham Children’s social care – Children’s assessment team