What is Pastoral Support?
Pastoral Support is a service that gives help and support to pupils as well as providing information, advice and guidance to staff, parents and carers. Mrs Clarke is our very own dedicated Pastoral Manager here at Greave and she is passionate about the well-being and care of our pupils.
What are the aims of Pastoral Care?
Our aim is to identify any concerns or issues at the earliest possible opportunity and remove any barriers to learning which may be preventing our pupils from reaching their potential. We pride ourselves in knowing our young people well and working alongside the teaching and support staff in the school. We aim to develop positive relationships with the children and their families to foster trust and respect for the duration of their time at Greave. We respond as quickly as possible to any issues and ensure that difficulties are discussed and resolved in the best possible way.
"At Greave the happiness and well-being of all the children and their families is of paramount importance.
A child may at any time experience difficulties in their personal and social circumstances which impair their ability to learn. Our pastoral system includes support for pupils at vulnerable times, such as illness, bereavement and family breakdowns. At these times we offer mentoring or counselling provided by school staff or external experts.
Parents are advised to share concerns about home circumstances or medical matters which may affect their child’s work or behaviour in school. Any discussions are confidential and dealt with in a caring manner, only involving other staff or agencies if appropriate."
What do our Parents and Carers Say?
"After myself and my children had to deal with several bereavements of close family members, the support we received from members of staff was amazing. Every member of staff treated the children (and myself) with fantastic care and I felt the door was always open if we needed to talk. Our individual needs were taken into account and not only were our feelings taken into consideration but the children had fantastic resources such as books about bereavement, and information to read which helped immensely"