The Pastoral Team
Pastoral Mentor- Safeguarding: Mrs L Aaron Pastoral Mentor- Behaviour: Miss K Baron
Pastoral Support for Behaviour: Miss D Wood
At Leigh St Peter’s CE Primary School, we are committed to providing an attachment and trauma informed environment where all children can feel safe. Children who are securely attached have higher self-esteem and empathy and can deal with stress more effectively so they are resilient to change.
For all our children we offer compassion and co-operative learning with a caring and supportive adult. For all behaviour every child and adult will receive, calmness, connection, curiosity and co-operation to enable compassionate learning and the building of empathy and esteem for themselves and others rather than merely deterring anti-social behaviour. As a church school, our Christian Values of love, respect, friendship, trust, resilience, perseverance and responsibility are embedded in our school curriculum for learning and behaviour.
All parents want their children to be safe and happy at school, the importance of pastoral care goes well beyond this. Education and health are closely linked, and recent studies have shown that pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.
Please ring or come and see us if you have any questions or queries.
The ‘Worry Box’
At Leigh St Peter’s, we value children’s opinions but understand that not all children feel confident and ready to talk to an adult about any worries they may have. Staff ensure we ‘hear’ all children’s opinions by offering different ways in which to communicate their feelings with us. ‘Worry Boxes’ are placed around school to give children the option of writing down their feelings. These boxes are checked daily and staff discuss worries with the child. Staff ensure that any concerns around Safeguarding are dealt with inline with our Safeguarding policy.
BUDS – Bereavement support group for children
Telephone – 01942 86788
WFW – Wigan family welfare (help in dealing with loss, anger etc)
Website – www.wiganfamilywelfare.co.uk
Embrace – Support for parents of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities
Telephone – 01942 233323
Website – www.embracewiganandleigh.org.uk
Wigan Council Family Information Service – Health services, leisure and family activities (local)
Website – www.wiganfis.org.uk
Young minds – Behaviour support
Telephone – 0808 802 5544
Website – www.youngminds.org.uk/parents
Family Links National Charity: Support for Parents – www.familylinks.org.uk/resources-for-parents