At Ash Green we understand that children can face difficult times in their lives such as, loss, bereavement, parental separation, friendship issues etc…these can create several barriers to learning and in turn have an impact on their wellbeing. At Ash Green we are committed to meeting these needs alongside the academic needs and so have a wide range of Interventions and strategies to support them.
Referrals for pastoral support can come from a wide range of sources. School staff, parents/carers and other professionals can share concerns about a child or group of children. Each month our IPT (Inclusion and Progress Team) meet to discuss referrals on a individual basis and work together to create an action plan of what support, if any, can be offered within the school day. Pastoral interventions can work towards reducing barriers to learning and therefore enhance the wellbeing of children and continue to ensure that they thrive in school.
As a school we are very fortunate to employ a full-time pastoral worker (Mrs Bowers) who works across both sites. We also utilise the services of outside agencies such as Noah's Ark, Edshift and Engage. Miss Hutchinson delivers interventions within our pastoral team focusing on emotional wellbeing and with children who have specific learning needs.