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 comprises of Mrs Gee whose role is to oversee pastoral care, our SEND leaders, Mrs Farrell (assistant headteacher) and Mrs Tiernan (deputy headteacher) and Mr Blain deputy headteacher. 

When might we offer help?

  • When children find it difficult to get along with friends.
  • When children want to talk about their worries.
  • When children want some help and advice before moving on to another year group or 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?

  • Teachers might ask for children to work with the pastoral team.
  • Children may ask for help and support. 
  • Parents can talk to the pastoral team about their concerns.

What kind of work will the pastoral team do?

  • First the team will find out how we can support you and possibly complete a questionnaire together if needed.
  • Pastoral work might be in a group or individually.
  • Pastoral work might be inside indoors or outdoors.
  • We can talk about the kinds of work we will do in our sessions.

Role of Pastoral Care support

  • Work with children to raise self-esteem, confidence and build on social skills.
  • Meet and support parents with concerns about their children.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies if required.

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

  1. To begin a referral please speak with Mrs Gee and complete a referral form.
  2. You will then be asked to complete a SDQ 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).

We get some help from 'Pupil Premium' to make this possible: see our Pupil Premium page

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs A Harrop

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