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Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Team 

We take great care to ensure that our pupils feel supported at school. Our caring ethos ensures that we put the well being of everyone at the centre of all we do. We have a pastoral care team in school. This includes Mrs Jo-anne Gee and Mrs Ele Sutton whose role is to oversee pastoral care, our SEND leaders, Mrs Farrell (SENDCo) and Mrs C Sutton (SENDC0) also provide support and guidance.

When might we offer help?

  • When children want to talk about any worries.
  • When children want some help and advice before moving on to another year group or secondary school.

Where will pastoral suport take place?

  • In the Cosy Corner or in the Rainbow Room through group work or 1:1 sessions
  • Around school during breaks and lunchtimes facilitating play

How can you get help?

  • Speak to your class teacher or Mrs Gee or Mrs Sutton.
  • Children may ask for help and support. We have talk tokens which can be used by children who may be reluctant to start a conversation.
  • Parents can talk to the pastoral team too.

What kind of work will the pastoral team do?

  • First the team will find out how we can support you and we may complete a questionnaire together if needed.
  • Pastoral work might be in a group or as a 1:1.
  • Pastoral work might take place indoors or outdoors.

Role of Pastoral Care support

  • Work with children to support them through their time at school.
  • Help to raise self-esteem and confidence.
  • Meet and support parents with concerns about their children.
  • Work in partnership with outside agencies if required.

Referrals can be made by parents, teachers or teaching assistants.

  1. To begin a referral please speak with Mrs Gee or Mrs Sutton.
  2. You may be asked to complete a questionnaire about your child.
  3. The appropriate intervention will be decided from the scores from the questionnaires and the information given.

Interventions offered at present are:

  • Group work (Emotional and Social support).
  • 1:1 Emotional Literacy Sessions/direct work.
  • 1:1 sessions using therapeutic play/non-direct.
  • Group friendship sessions.
  • Group self esteem sessions ('Happy to be me' Programme).

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey
Pupil’s behaviour is exemplary, and they respect and care for all in the school community - Denominational Inspection
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School Games Platinum Award 2021/22-2022/23
CPD champion School
Primary Science Quality Mark 2021-2024
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All Together gold School 2021
Wellbeing Award for Schools
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Primary Geography Quality Mark Gold 2021-24
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Leading Parent Partnership Award 2021-2024
EDPA 2022-2025 Award
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Improving Children's Mental Health: Place 2 Be