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Camps Hill Community Primary School

Chells Way, Stevenage, Herts SG2 0LT
Telephone: 01438 233800 Fax: 01438 233801
Email: admin@campshill.herts.sch.uk

Pastoral Care

Pastoral

The school prides itself on the support that it gives to all thPastorale children who attend.

Mrs Higgs our Pastoral Care Manager has special responsibility for providing pastoral support to the children who may find school relationships difficult. Mrs Higgs is also available to support parents in situations such as family break ups or loss of friends/relatives. Mrs Higgs works closely with the local Children's Centre and School Nurse. Mrs Higgs can offer support to families and is available by appointment during school hours, please contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment.

The school has a programme of Circle Time this allows children to share ideas and talk difficulties over that may arise. It also develops a sense of community and teamwork as the class explores games and problem solving tasks together.

From Year 3 each class has a School Council representative who meets weekly. The Council discuss issues in the school and this allows the children to play a significant role in the development of the school.

The school has a programme of Circle Time this allows children to share ideas and talk difficulties over that may arise. It also develops a sense of community and teamwork as the class explores games and problem solving tasks together.

From Year 3 each class has a School Council representative who meets weekly. The Council discuss issues in the school and this allows the children to play a significant role in the development of the school.

The school works closely with Bridgebuilders, a Christian charity who work to build bridges between home, school and church. As part of this partnership, a worker comes in to offer children one to one counselling, take social development groups and puppet workshops. This is a wonderful provision and provides confidential support for children in need for example a child who has suffered a death in the family, parental separation, social difficulties or a child just needing someone to talk to.

Sports Leaders: a group of Year 6 children train to be Sport Leaders. These children organise games for children to join in over the dinnertime period.

A Teaching Assistant has special responsibility for Pastoral Support. Here children who are ‘Young Carers’ are supported, each child being allocated a teacher who they can go and talk to. In addition, children who are ‘Looked After’ are supported; children who need nurturing for one reason or another also receive support. The Teaching Assistant will support the child and the family where possible.

The school works closely with the School Health Advisor. The School Health Advisor also comes in regularly and runs various workshops and lessons. e.g sun Awareness, smoking awareness, hygiene, healthy eating, teeth cleaning, germs to name but a few.