The Pastoral Team
The Pastoral Team's Role in Thomas Walling Primary Academy
Meet the Pastoral Team:
Reshmin Alam - Welfare Manager
Amanda Ridley - Pastoral Officer
Richard Stretton - Pastoral Assistant
Sandra Wilson - Administration Assistant
What is the Role of the Pastoral Team
To help you with any worries you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour or attendance, and provides support on how best to deal with it.
The Pastoral Team work with schools to help and support parents and carers in their parenting role.
What can the Pastoral Team do for you and your family?
Offer Support to get your child/children to school
One to one support
Access to parenting programmes
Offer support with your child’s behaviour
Information about agencies and services which are available in your area
Signpost to agencies for help and advice on employment
Advice on any learning opportunities that is available to you
Referral to agencies that can help with benefits
The Pastoral Team's aim is to help:
Build your confidence in dealing with parenting issues
Support better school attendance
Help you to speak with school staff
Why might you need support from the school’s Pastoral Team?
“I do not know where to go for support and advice”
“I need somebody to talk to other than family or friends”
“I would like some ideas on how to get my child into a good routine”
“I am finding my child’s behaviour difficult to handle”
“I would like to set boundaries and ground rules for my child but don’t know how”
“I would like tips on how to deal with temper tantrums”
“I would like ideas on how to encourage my child to do his homework without an argument”
“I am concerned about my child’s development”
“I am worried about my child moving from primary to secondary school”
“I would like to get back into employment”
“I would like to return to education”
If you have any other queries, please feel free to contact the team on 0191 286 0333.
One to one sessions can take place at school or where ever you feel comfortable