Welcome to Parkwood Primary's Pastoral Page
The Pastoral Team
Pastoral Pathways Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked after Children
"Hello, I'm Mrs Wintle and I am very passionate about supporting the pastoral needs for all of our pupils who attend Parkwood. I spend most of my time in the Hive where chikdren are always welcome to come and find me if they like to talk to someone about how they are feeling."
"Hello, my name is Jane Bolton and I am the counsellor at Parkwood. Counselling offers children who are experiencing emotional distress the opportunity to discover new ways to emotionally navigate their difficulties. Counselling sessions are 1:1 and confidential in a room full of creative media, toys and activities that help it be an enjoyable experience."
"Hi, I am Mrs Jeffery and I am the schools Pastoral Practitioner, I love working creatively to help children find ways of expressing and understanding the challenges they are experiencing. I provide support to individual children for a variety of pastoral issues, for example, anxieties, bereavement, self-esteem and managing feelings. The sessions focus primarily on facilitating play, arts and crafts, therapeutic or social stories and of course time to talk. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and going on long walks with my lovely dog, Lilly."
Pastoral Teaching Assistant
“Hello I'm Mrs Boreham and I
am a part of the pastoral team. I like to help and support students that are
facing emotional challenges and difficulties. I do this through our mid-level
therapeutic interventions which gives children 1 to 1 time or an opportunity to
be in a small group. This can help build children's resilience and self-esteem.
What I love about pastoral work is building positive relationships with our
students and getting to know them individually.”
The pastoral support we offer at Parkwood Primary
At Parkwood Primary, we are able to
offer a tiered approach to our pastoral support ensuring our pupils receive the
appropriate level of support to match their needs.
Time to Talk.
Our pupils in Year 2 - Year 6 are able to self-refer themselves for some pastoral support through our Time to Talk boxes. The children fill in a slip including their name and class and a short reason why they would like to speak to someone from the pastoral team. These children will then spend around 10 minutes with Mrs Jeffrey where they will talk about their concerns and look at strategies they can use to help them in the future.
For children who require a higher level
of support to enable them to take a more in depth look at the issues that are
concerning them; they will have regular mid-level therapeutic interventions.
These sessions, run by Mrs Jeffery and Mrs Boreham are around 40minutes long
and can be run in a variety of ways (play therapy/sand therapy/art therapy)
tailored to the child’s interests.
Our counselling sessions are run by
Jane Bolton and focuses on offering children who are experiencing emotional
distress the opportunity to heal and grow by exploring their difficulties and
discover a new way to emotionally navigate the present. Counselling is offered
in a block of a minimum of 8 40minute sessions run weekly.
How to contact the Pastoral Support Team
Any child in
the school can ask to speak to our Pastoral Team if they have a
problem or a worry at school or at home. They can do this by either: requesting
a Time to Talk slot (Year 2-Year 6); approaching the team or by asking a
member of staff. A suitable time will then be arranged to meet.
If you have
a pastoral concern regarding your child then you can phone the school, speak to
your child’s class teacher or make an appointment to see Mrs Wintle via
the school office. Please call the School office on 01634 234699 or
Referral form can be completed and then a meeting with the pupil will be
arranged depending on particular needs.