At Stanton Bridge primary school our aim is to provide a high level of pastoral care for our pupils. All staff work together to help pupils at Stanton bridge 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. We are happy to speak to pupils and parents/carers about any concerns they may have.
Our aims are:
- To provide an environment which will support the emotional health and well-being of all our pupils.
- To support and empower families who are experiencing challenges.
- To meet the differing needs of all our children so that each unique child is equipped with life-long skills.
- To help our children develop empathy for social, spiritual, emotional and physical needs within the school.
- To maintain an atmosphere in which children feel secure, are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development and know that they are valued within a healthy and safe environment.
- To model for parents/carers that their children are being educated in a safe and nurturing environment.
- To promote positive relationships with parents/carers through good communication and interaction.
Below are some of the things we offer as a school in order to support children’s social and emotional wellbeing…
We cater for the social needs of children by providing a bubble time service. Children are made aware that they can talk to our mentors if they have any concerns or are feeling upset about anything. This could be related to school or home life. Children can make an appointment by writing their name down on the bubble time chart, approaching the mentors directly, or making an appointment through their class teachers.
Pupil wellbeing champions
Wellbeing champions have been selected from upper KS2. These groups of children have badges to show other children who they are, and their role is to help look after other children's wellbeing in school. Examples of this are;
- Checking on any children that look upset in the playgrounds
- Identifying any children that are playing alone outside and seeing if they can support to make friends
- Bringing any concerns to the attention of staff
- Helping children whenever they see an opportunity to assist
We currently offer and have offered in the past, professional counselling for those pupils with particular needs. We provide this service for children that are suffering from extremely low self esteem or anxiety. If we are planning to offer CBT to a pupil, we obtain consent first from parents. A professional councillor will then work with children for a period of 8 weeks.