Although we are very proud that SIAMS (2016) recognised our caring culture and that OFSTED (2022) identified that pupils’ wellbeing and welfare is our priority and one of our strengths, we know that pastoral care is something that continually needs development and support, especially in an evolving and challenging world for our whole community.
At St Michael & All Angels pastoral support for our families is very important to us, we believe in promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of students and staff ensures that effective teaching and learning can take place, and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to thrive.
It can be a very difficult balancing act as children grow up, especially during challenging times as they experience life events. Therefore, we have a range of support mechanisms for families from informal and ad-hoc support to more formal and structured support. We also have regular SEN and Pastoral Drop In Sessions for parents which are advertised on the school calendar and correspondence. Every family needs some sort of support at some point in time along the path of life.
There are some links below to some advice and resources and if you require any further support please do not hesitate to use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Advice for parents to support their children at home
Dealing with Behaviour in a restorative way http://www.behaviourmatters.org.uk/a-restorative-approach-to-parenting/
Mental health for children and adults
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf5K3pP2IUQ&safe=true Cosmic Kids is great for Yoga.
Returning to school
School has a number of staff with the 'Young People Mental Health First Aid' qualification. The 'Young People Mental Health First Aid' qualification ensures they have skills and knowledge to begin support young people as they develop into young adults and deal with common difficulties they may experience. We also work alongside outside agencies and can refer children or families if you require more support or help. If you need any help numbers please do ask.
Staff are here to support families and pupils. If you wish to contact our team or make a referral for your child to work with them please complete the form below. There are some links at the bottom of the page that are useful in supporting positive wellbeing.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm please do not use this form. In an emergency where there is a threat to life or serious injury call 999, if you are concerned that a crime has been committed, call 101.