Our Pastoral Support Programme
At Heathrow Primary School we want everyone involved with our school to feel well supported. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families. Together our team works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond.
All our staff model to pupils how to look after themselves and others; encouraging them to seek help, support or advice whenever they need it.
Pastoral care underpins personal development and we know from experience that with outstanding pastoral care, students feel they belong and their self-esteem is able to flourish because they feel valued and cared for.
Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils sometimes involves working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.
Heathrow Primary School’s Pastoral Support offer
We pride ourselves on being a vocal school; we encourage our children to share their concerns at all times and we do this through developing an environment in which children can trust and feel safe to talk.
- Every class from Reception to Year 6 has a ‘Ask it box' so children can ask their teachers any questions or write notes to their teachers telling them their concern or that they want to speak to someone.
- School Council: Pupils are elected by their peers. Children are fully aware of the role of the elected school councillors and are encouraged to regularly bring their views and ideas to their class representatives.
- School Therapist, Wellbeing Lead, Sports Coach/Mentor, part-time SENCo
- Open door policies for all pupils with the Senior Leadership team
- Wellbeing Staff training on how to provide a nurturing environment
- Displays around the school promoting wellbeing and providing opportunities to talk
- Champion a Child
- Champion a Reader
- Students feel safe to report concerns about other students or things worrying them
- Assemblies on Health and Wellbeing
- Assemblies for the children so that they are easily able to identify members of staff, who they can talk to about any problems they have and who the safeguarding team are
- Circle Times sessions in class & PSHE lessons
- Rainbows and Sunbeams – bereavement and loss programme
- ELSA – Emotional literacy Support intervention
- Interventions completed with vulnerable children
- Sessions with Year 6 about changes
- Secondary Transition sessions
- Pupil voice for Annual Reviews and EHCP conversions
- Pupil voice for SEND children receiving intervention
- Pupil voice for any safeguarding meetings
- Strong partnership with parents.
- OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning)
- Safeguarding awareness developed through level 1 training
- Regular staff meetings to discuss welfare of specific pupils
- Annual Safeguarding meeting and weekly briefing with any updates.
- Coffee Morning for parents to attend
- Senior Leadership team has an open door policy for parents
- SENCo available to meet with parents
- Secondary transition work between HPS and Secondary schools
- Signposting to services such as Young Carers, Triple P parenting classes, HESTIA etc.
If you require any further information about our Pastoral Support programme, please contact Mr S Giles, Mrs A Hayer, Mrs N Gill and Miss J Middleton on 020 87591628.