Pastoral Support & Behaviour

As a school we aim to nurture the ‘whole child’ and in doing so we acknowledge our need to  address and support not only their intellectual, but also their Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. 

At Our Lady of Lourdes, we are proud to be able to offer, independent school run initiatives specifically tailored to address and meet our children’s needs. These groups are led by sensitive, caring and  trained staff, whose aim is, to help your child understand, express and manage their feelings. Teachers are encouraged to pass on any concerns they may have about a child/or signpost a parent with concerns in these areas to Mrs Davis.

Parents are always welcome to make an appointment to meet with Mrs Davis to discuss any issues or concerns.

Current Interventions include :

S.T.E.P.S     

B.E.S.T

Pyramid Club

1:1 pastoral support

I Need you to Know Box 

 S. T. E. P. S

Self-Esteem

Trust

Emotional development

   through

Peer

Support

Benefits/Impact:

Inclusion               

Self-esteem

Confidence

Support        

Understanding

Acknowledgement

Trust

Resilience

 

STEPS provides a safe and confidential setting in school, in which children can talk about their feelings and share their  experiences . This is achieved through the use of peer and adult  support.

Children who are going through similar experiences come together on a weekly basis to share and talk through their feelings.

The 12 week programme is led by sensitive,  caring and trained staff, who are dedicated to helping your child  acknowledge, understand and express their feelings and provide them with strategies and the confidence to help them through their difficult times eg, death, illness,  separation or divorce.

The programme consists of a variety of age   appropriate structured activities, dealing with:

Feelings Self –Esteem

Fears and Worries Families

Changes Coping

Problem solving skills

 

B. E. S. T.

Behaviour

Emotional development

Social skills

Team work

 Benefits/Impact:

Self-esteem Respect

Confidence Support

Understanding Relationships

Friendship Communication

Empathy Emotional Development

 

BEST provides a safe, supportive setting in school, in which children are encouraged to   develop their communication and social skills. This is achieved through the use of  peer support. Children who are experiencing similar difficulties, come together on a weekly basis to share and talk through any issues they are/may experience and learn strategies to help them deal with these situations.

BEST aims to help your child acknowledge, understand and express their feelings and    provide them with strategies and the confidence to manage situations /work with others in an  appropriate way.

The 12 week programme is led by sensitive,  caring and trained staff, who are dedicated to helping your child .

The programme consists of a variety of age   appropriate structured activities, dealing with:

Feelings Self –Esteem

Team work

Communication Empathy

Coping/Problem solving skills

 

 

 

Pyramid Club

Pyramid club is a 10 week course, led by a trained, sensitive and caring club leader.

Children have the opportunity to take part in a number of creative and fun activities, designed to improve their self-confidence, self-esteem and help them develop new friendships, while at the same time ensuring they have fun.   

The aim of the club is to provide them with the         opportunities to build up their confidence in a smaller group setting,.

Benefits/Impact:

Self-esteem Emotional development

Confidence Support Understanding

Relationships Friendship Communication

 

1:1 Pastoral

Mrs Davis also runs 1:1 sessions for any child who is experiencing any problems/has any concerns and teachers or parents feel may  benefit from a more personalised 1:1 approach.

 

I Need You to Know Box

School provide two boxes, which are positioned on the main corridor and at the bottom of stairs in the junior corridor.

The boxes are locked ensuring confidentiality for the children.

Children are encouraged to put a note in if they want to share good news or if they have a   problem /are upset about something or feel they need to speak to Mrs Davis.

These are checked by Mrs Davis every morning, she then speaks to each child that day regarding their note and using a restorative approach, helps them to understand/resolve their issues.