(Senior Learning Mentor)
At Princethorpe Junior School, pastoral care is central to our ethos and we have a supportive pastoral team. The school ensures it provides a high level of care, welfare and safety for all the children. The pastoral care involves working with children who are experiencing barriers to learning which could be related to social, emotional, health or personal reasons.
The school values and nurtures its work with the local community and builds strong relationships with outside agencies to support the pastoral care of our children.
The Pastoral care of pupils is seen as one of the most important aspects of school life, but we also believe that a child who feels valued and secure is more likely to reach their full potential.
As a pastoral team, we recognise the importance of ensuring the children feel secure and valued, promoting a culture of mutual respect and understanding. We have recognised the importance of hearing the views of the children, therefore we are always on hand to listen if the children have any problems or concerns. We also have a well-established school council which we encourage the children to engage with and have their voices heard.
We encourage our pupils to foster mutual respect, tolerance and kindness to others; encourage pupils to become resilient learners who believe in themselves and strive to be the best they can be.
Playtimes are well supervised and pupils are encouraged to care for one another. Lunchtime supervisors work alongside other members of staff to care for the children during lunchtime. School employs sports coaches to encourage children to engage with physical activity, positive play with peers, focusing on turn-taking, respecting one another, which in turns boosts children's self-esteem and emotional well-being.
During the lunch hour we provide a lunchtime club, offering a range of games and activities for children who would benefit from a nurturing environment.
We have ensured all our teaching assistants as well as some teaching staff are qualified first aiders and are on hand to offer the care and medical attention each child needs.
If you feel your child would benefit from any extra pastoral support please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Kearns (Pastoral Care Manager) or Mrs. Allport (Senior Learning Mentor)
Safeguarding & E-Safety
As a school, we take great care to ensure all staff and children understand how to keep children and young people safe from harm. Parents are a crucial part of that safeguarding process.
If at any point you have concerns for a child you believe may be at risk of harm, please speak to one of our safeguarding team:
Mrs Allport – Senior Learning Mentor
Miss Williams- Head of School
Mr Rothwell – Executive Headteacher
Some key guidance and information on keeping children safe is accessible below, please click on the following links: