Pastoral Care at ASHS
The Pastoral Team :
Mr. R Connelly – Assistant Headteacher
- Mrs. A Navarro – Assistant Pastoral Lead
- Mrs. L Collishaw – Head of Pastoral Key Stage 3
- Miss. C Kidd – Christian Pastoral Support Worker (CPSW)
- Mr. J Blocksidge - Head of Inclusion
- Mrs. A. Navarro - Assistant Pastoral Lead
Pastoral Care is at the heart of your child’s experience at ASHS and plays a central role in communicating the schools core values of Creativity, Humility, Justice, Hope, Perseverance and Truthfulness.
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We have a very clear focus within the pastoral team promoting positive Attitudes, Behaviour and Consistency across the school in order to help young people in our care realise and fulfil their potential.
The Pastoral Office (room 1b) is a hub of activity throughout the day where Heads of Pastoral, Heads of Learning and the CPSW can be found.
Heads of Pastoral lead and coordinate a team of Form Tutors who act as the initial point of contact for you when discussing the welfare of your child. Form tutors deliver a daily structured programme during registration time to support the wider experiences of school life at ASHS.
Alongside Form Tutors, Heads of Pastoral, and the Christian Pastoral Support Worker, the Pastoral team extends to include a School Nurse, Counsellor and Parent Support Advisers to further support the welfare of all members of the school community.
School Nurse - The school nursing service is a confidential health service available to provide support and advice to school age children and their families on a whole range of health issues including Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Within school a weekly clinic by appointment and a drop in clinic is offerred. Students can self - refer or a referral form can be completed by school staff or parents/carers, forms are available in school. Students are able to access this service without parental consent; however we always try and encourage students to involve their parents/carers wherever possible. Our School Nurse is Sarah Archibald who is employed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.
School Counsellor - The counselling service seeks to support students at ASHS by offering indvidual time and space to discuss any aspect of life that is proving difficult. The sessions are 30 minutes long, are confidential and aim to provide a safe environment where students feel secure and confident and are thus able to explore any troublesome issues they are experiencing, whether they relate to home, personal or school life. If additional support is required please speak to Head of Pastoral or Christian Pastoral Support worker in the first instance.
Parent Support Adviser (PSA) - Adolescence can be hard for young people and for parents who want to help out and don't know how. Gemma Leggett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Heather King (email@example.com) are available to parents with any worries or concerns about how their child is doing at school. Their role is to work in partnership with parents and school to ensure students get the most from their eduacation and are ready to learn. For further information please contact our PSA's via email or call 01379 852561.