At Mildmay Junior School we endeavour to ensure that the needs of the whole child are met. Through various initiatives such as Change 4 life, Smart thinking and Thrive, we provide children with the emotional and social support that they need in order to thrive in today’s society.
We have a designated Pastoral Support Officer whose role is to provide efficient and proactive support for the pupils. The Pastoral Support Worker is also aided by a dedicated team of Learning Support Assistants.
- Key aspects of pastoral support are:
- Provide a 1:1 tutoring/mentoring role to pupils.
- Be a reference point for pupils who are referred by teaching and support staff – mentoring pupils as appropriate.
- Follow up pupil/staff concerns with parents as appropriate
- Follow up safeguarding issues in line with school policy and practice.
- Provide support in lessons and identify causes/incident triggering pupil problems.
- Attend conferences regarding pupil welfare and support e.g. Child in need, case conferences etc.
- Support pupils to re-integrate and ‘catch up’ when they return to school.
- Work with other pastoral support assistants/learning mentors/Family Support workers to share good practice/offer support to one another on a regular basis.
- To assess and review the needs and difficulties of children using a variety of assessment techniques and find strategies to overcome these difficulties.
- To support and develop young people’s potential in a safe and supportive setting.
- Liaise with outside agencies, support services and other professionals involved with the specialist support of young people experiencing barriers to learning.
- To support Mildmay Junior School’s mission statement, vision and strategic objectives