At Perry Court E-ACT Academy we believe that good pastoral support is essential to make our pupils feel both safe and happy. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families.
All pupils are given both the time and skills to ensure that they can be expressive about their feelings in our PSHE programme, Jigsaw. We understand the importance of enabling the voice of the child to be heard to promote safeguarding and wellbeing.
The school Learning Mentor works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond. Supporting children to understand their individual needs and worries allows them to look after themselves and others.
Our nurture group PALs has been created with Perry Court pupil needs at its core. It gives an opportunity to those pupils with high social needs to thrive, using play and positivity to create happy and positive learning, which can then be used back in the classroom with all.
Pastoral care underpins personal development to help students feel they belong and enable their self-esteem to flourish, as they feel valued and cared for. Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils may involve working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.
The Family Support Team
Liz McAndrew is our Family Support Worker. She and our learning mentor can help parents, carers, families and pupils with any of the following:
- Family breakdown / separation
- Financial issues / benefits
- Emotional support
- Domestic violence
If you are struggling and feel you need some advice or support for your family, you can call First Response directly on 0117 903 6444.