Welcome to Pastoral Care at Edgar Stammers Primary Academy.
At Edgar Stammers Primary Academy our aim is to provide the highest quality pastoral care throughout the school. All staff work together to help pupils at Edgar Stammers achieve their best, educationally, socially and emotionally.
Every member of staff is committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our children and their families. All staff are happy to speak to pupils and parents/carers about any concerns they may have. However, we also have a dedicated Pastoral Care Team, who are responsible for ‘Inclusion’ within the school.
The Safeguarding Pastoral Care Team:
- Ms Nock (Head Teacher and DSL Supervisor)
- Mrs McGee (DHT, Behaviour Lead and DDSL)
- Miss Giles (SENdCo and DDSL)
- Mrs Williams (Family Support Worker and DSL)
- Ms Smith (Learning Mentor and DDSL)
Edgar Stammers Primary Academy understands the importance of enabling the voice of the child to be heard to promote safeguarding and well-being.
Examples of the Safeguarding Pastoral Care Team’s work include:
- Lunchtime self-referral drop-in sessions with the Pastoral Care Team
- We are a ‘talking school’; we encourage our children to share their concerns at all times
- ‘Worry boxes’ in every class throughout Key Stage 1 & 2. Teachers and the Pastoral Team monitor
- School Council. Their peers elect the pupils for the Council. Children are fully aware of the role of
the elected school councillors and are encouraged to regularly bring their views and ideas to their
- Playground Buddies are very visible in the playground at play and lunch breaks.
- Children, who are identified as vulnerable, are given a Key Worker at play and lunch times. This
ensures that the social and emotional needs of vulnerable children are being addressed
- Weekly discussions with the UWMAT to discuss ongoing support
- An active Safeguarding Pastoral Team, which children can be referred to or self-refer
- Open door policies for all pupils with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team
- Staff training on how to provide a nurturing environment and children are taught to speak to
members of Staff about any problems they have
- Staff training in Attachment and Trauma Awareness
- Values-Based education throughout school
- Rigorous behaviour monitoring and looking for possible causes of the behaviour
- Displays around the school promoting wellbeing and providing opportunities to talk
- Students feel safe to report concerns about other students
- Assemblies on Health and Wellbeing - links with Jigsaw PSHE Scheme
- Circle Times sessions in Class - Jigsaw Scheme
- Nurture Groups
- Secondary Transition groups
- Pets as Therapy (Our school dog is called “Buddy”)
- School Council
- Rights Respecting Schools Awareness-knowing their rights
- Pupil voice for Annual Reviews and EHCP conversations
- Building a strong partnership with parents
- Safeguarding awareness developed through PSHE
- Training in Safeguarding and Attachment and Trauma
- Use of My Concern throughout school
- Regular staff meetings/Leadership Meetings to discuss welfare of specific pupils
- Designated Mental Health Team Lead
- School E-Safety Team
- Termly Reviews
- Full time Family Support Worker, who leads on Early Help. Onsite daily to help with any concerns
a parent may have
- Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team have an open door policy for parents
- Breakfast Clubs and family lunchtimes (Covid-19 Restricted at the moment)
- Direct link to Headteacher through Class Dojo
- Class Dojo for any concerns
- Senior Leader and class teachers available on the door every morning and afternoon
- Secondary transition work-working with Behavioural Services and the LA SEND Team
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