PASTORAL

PASTORAL

 

Landgate School has two Pastoral Managers.

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

Our Pastoral role is to engage and support learners, parents and staff to promote learner achievement and personal development.

We shareĀ  our positive values and ethos by accompanying prospective parents, children and families around school.

We support the transition from preschool to early years through collaboration with the nursery settings and initial learner observations.

We have effective links with Start Well, Behaviour support and family respite; referrals made to help parents who require extra support for their child.

We support successful transitions for our young people and their move into adulthood through links with careers services and collaborative working with parents.

We attend Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) Annual Reviews and targeted meetings to support the learners during their time in school through a multiagency approach.

We also support parents and their child to attend appointments including those related to Health. 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 to support learners with medical conditions.

Good attendance is key to learners achievement, progress and personal development. Attendance is monitored daily; working closely with families and outside agencies should any concerns arise.

As part of behaviour for learning we design Learner Profiles in liason with class teams and Specialist Support to help promote learning, social and interaction skills; ensuring that learners sensory needs are met. 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 play an active part in supporting Children Looked After by attending regular meetings, liaising with other professionals and recording the progress of these learners during their time at school.

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