At Orchardside the pastoral team support student’s emotional, behavioural, spiritual and mental health needs. We do this in order to support reintegration or preparation for later life. We aim to help students overcome any barriers to their learning and enable them to reach their full potential.
The pastoral team work in partnership with the teachers, the safeguarding team, parents/carers and multiple outside agencies.
The pastoral team consists of 2 teams, the Key Stage 3 team and Key Stage 4 team. Each team consists of a Key Stage Pastoral leader, a mentor/reintegration support worker and an interventions support worker. Together we offer support in the following areas:
- Behaviour support/management
- Emotional support
- Conflict resolution
- Reintegration support
- Restorative approaches
- Family support
- Contact with specialist agencies
The teams are the responsibility of the pastoral lead who oversees all the staff working in this context with our students.
We respond as quickly as possible to any issues and ensure that difficulties are discussed and resolved in the best possible way. Our approach to developing positive relationships with students and their families and getting to know them well, has constructed strong bonds of trust between our staff and our students and their families.