Pastoral

Pastoral
Landgate School has two Pastoral Managers.

Primary Pastoral Manager, Early years, Key stage 1 and 2: Jackie Taylor
Secondary Pastoral Manager, Key stage 3, 4 and post 16: Andrea Foulkes.

As part of the job role in school we support learners, staff, and parents to promote the
independence and progression of all learners in school.
We help to promote the positive ethos of Landgate School by showing prospective parents, children
and families around the school.
We introduce parents to other services within the Wigan Borough to support social interaction,
communication and understanding of the child’s needs around Autism.
We support the transition from nursery children in Early years.
We liaise with nursery provision, observing children in their settings.
We help to support learners through the new Education health and care plan process which has
taken over from the statement process and during the first term in school we will liaise with the
SEND team at Wigan LEA to complete the necessary documentation to begin this process. This also
helps with the successful transition into school.
We liaise with other services within Wigan to help parents and promote the successful progression
throughout the child’s time in school.
We have effective links with Gateway service, Behaviour support service, Careers service and family
respite service all of these services referrals can be made by ourselves to help and support parents
who need extra support and encouragement to help the learners develop their independent skills.
We attend the annual review of statements and Education health and care plans and other
designated meetings to support the learners during their time in school.
We also support parents with appointments and transitions to other establishments e.g. Post 16
provision settings and mainstream settings that Landgate learners access as part of their school day.

We have successful links with the Gateway service in Wigan and liaise with the key workers to
complete referrals to support parents in the home environment.
The good attendance of all leaners in school is conducive to successful progression, we monitor the
attendance of all learners in school and work closely with Gateway as part of the monitoring
process to support this.

As part of good behaviour management we complete the Positive handling plans by supporting class
teachers to help promote good learning and social interaction skills whilst in school.
We play an active part in supporting Children Looked After learners by attending regular meetings,
liaising with other professionals and recording the progress of these learners during their time at
school.
We promote positive links with the family respite and careers services and work closely with parents
To help support the successful transition of young people when they move into adult services.

We work closely with the medical services around the North West, and have effective links with the
Epilepsy and Diabetic services and arrange training for all staff in school to help support the learners with medical conditions.

We work closely with the TESS team (Targeted Educational Support Service) to promote positive
behaviour support and understanding for learners with additional needs as well as their Autism.

We promote a safe and secure environment for learners to attend school by attending regular safe guarding courses and liaise with other professionals.

We are always happy to help parents and can be contacted in school at any time.