Pastoral Support at Brown's C of E Primary School
At Brown's C of E Primary School we are committed to developing the ‘whole child’. This includes not only the academic side of school, but also the physical, social and emotional well-being of the child. We strive to create a caring and supportive environment where young people feel happy, secure, confident and valued in order to achieve their best in the classroom. We offer pastoral support to pupils to ensure that our children feel safe and secure and know that there are adults within school who they can talk to and who will listen to them. Our aim is to ensure that each child has access to guidance and support, where necessary, and to enable each child to fulfil their own potential academically, socially and emotionally.
WHAT WE OFFER
- ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support): Mrs Hill is our trained ELSA. ELSAs are teaching assistants who have received specific additional training from Educational Psychologists from whom they receive ongoing supervision following training. Her role is to support children in school to understand and regulate their own emotions, providing them with the strategies/tools they need to be able to help themselves.
- Our Rainbow Room - We love our Rainbow Room - it is a resource and space provided to support and guide children. Through intervention and support, we aim to help identify any barriers to a child's learning and then work with the child to remove the barrier so that the child can effectively participate in school life.
Your child's Class Teacher can refer your child to work in the Rainbow room through different interventions such as ELSA and Lego Therapy with Mrs Hill. Mrs Hill will also work alongside families who can request specific support when needed.
The needs of a child are individual but some of the common issues supported by our Pastoral work include:
- Friendship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Low levels of resilience
- Anxiety / worries
- Problems managing anger
- Developing social skills
- Organisational skills
- Illness and Bereavement
- Divorce and Separation
- Parent on Deployment
- Quality first teaching and supportive classroom environments
- Daily meet and greet
- Check in Baskets
- Worry monsters
- Colour Monster chart
- Impromptu guidance and support for children. The pastoral team are accessible throughout the day to talk to children as needed.
All staff undertake ongoing relevant training so that they are able to develop productive and supportive relationships with children to meet their needs.