Pastoral Support and Safeguarding
Our Pastoral Care Team - Our Vision
OFSTED – ‘Pupils know whom to go to if they need help and commented that ‘if you have any worries you know who to go to and it will be sorted out.’
At Lyme Community Primary school we make every effort to make sure our students enjoy school and become enthusiastic, lifelong learners. We aim to prepare our children to be responsible citizens who have the confidence and adaptability to meet the challenges of the changing world.
We understand that a positive sense of self and the ability to form good relationships are the key to future happiness and success. We take our responsibility of providing a warm and friendly environment where children feel valued and respected very seriously.
Parents are encouraged to speak to their child's class teacher or Mrs Lammond, our Pastoral Manager, should they have any worries or concerns regarding their child's social and emotional development.
Our Pastoral Care Team
Mrs Lammond - Pastoral Manager
Mrs Bradbury - Pastoral Support
They can be contacted via the school office on 01744 678350 or via email at: email@example.com
The Pastoral Team can help your child to:-
* Express their views in a positive and calm manner
* Raise self-esteem and confidence
* Encourage them to achieve
* Support them in developing positive friendships
* Manage pressures and difficult times in their lives
* Learn about their social and emotional skills and how to improve these
* Encourage and promote good school attendance
* Manage feelings following bereavement and loss
* Learn ways to manage their mental health
How it works
Any child in the school can ask to speak to Mrs Lammond or Mrs Bradbury if they have a problem or worry about school or at home.
Our teachers can also refer a pupil if they have concerns about them.
If parents would like one of the Pastoral Care Team to see their child they can arrange this via the school office, phone call or email.
When a child has been identified as needing help they will work with Mrs Bradbury (either 1 to 1 or in a small group) on a programme designed to, over a prescribed number of sessions, provide the children with tools and strategies to manager their feelings.
The Headteacher is responsible for the safety and welfare of the children, this responsibility is shared with our Pastoral Manager. The class teachers and pastoral team are responsible for the day-to-day care of our pupils. Parents may make arrangements to discuss problems with the Headteacher or members of staff at mutually agreed times.
Each child’s welfare is the first concern of every member of staff and parents are encouraged to come into school when they have a concern or worries.