Here at St James CE Primary, every child matters and all children need to feel safe, valued, special, appreciated and included. We want every child coming to our school to feel happy, content and confident, ready to embrace the day in our secure, caring and friendly environment.
However, some children face many challenges, which means that some of their social and emotional needs may be greater than those of others. From time to time, some children may need support with behaviour or anxiety or friendships and our dedicated pastoral team will help, when worry will otherwise cloud a child's learning. By using The Thrive Approach, we will help support and guide the children in our care, in a secure and friendly atmosphere, building on the element of trust and offering stability. By attuning to our children, we will be able to support children further.
We are also able to support or families if there are issues at home they need help with.
Roles and responsibilities in the Pastoral team
Becky Coleman: Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kesiah VanDenAkker: Runs EHA and any other meetings involving parents and families
Kirstie Hill: Learning Mentor and Thrive Practitioner