Supporting children with pastoral, social, emotional or medical needs
Pastoral, Social and Emotional Support
At St Hild's we consult with a wide range of agencies and partnerships and we take great care to ensure that the pastoral, social and emotional needs of all children are fully met. All of our staff have received training from the Local Authority and we have a number of systems in place to ensure that we are able to support children who may experience difficulties in these areas.
Our Christian values underpin all aspects of school life and our staff believe that high self-esteem is crucial. We aim to support and promote the emotional wellbeing of all children. Your child's class teacher is responsible for the pastoral and social care of every child in their class, therefore this would be the first point of contact should further advice or support is required.
Our Positive Futures Worker, Siobhan, is also available to support children who may experience pastoral, social or emotional difficulties and she works alongside classroom based staff to ensure that these needs are met.
We have designated first aiders with additional qualifications across the school: Mrs C White, Mrs E Jones, Miss C Forster, Mrs N Shotton, Mrs S Pinkowski, Mr D Straughan
Paediatric First Aid: Miss N Reed, Miss C Forster, Mrs C White
Forest School First Aid: Mrs D Holmes
All staff have been trained to use a defibrillator.
Children with additional medical needs are well supported in school. Mrs C White, Mrs J Roddam. Mrs N Shotton and Mrs S Pinkowski are trained in administering medication and as a school, we work closely with the School Nurse and other medical professionals to ensure that we can support your child's medical needs fully, for example administering asthma medication, insulin, epi-pens and being aware of the symptoms of other medical conditions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child's needs further.
In order to access the best professional advice, we also link with Local Authority and Private Providers of additional services, such as Occupational Therapy, CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) School Nursing Service, Social Services and Medical Professionals. We have a Conference Room and often hold multi-professional meetings in school so that parents are comfortable in the school environment and the child can join us easily, if it is appropriate.
As a school we have a very positive approach to all types of behaviour with a clear reward system that is followed by all staff and pupils. We use the Class Dojo system and children are awarded points for demonstrating agreed behaviours that are linked to our school values. These points are collected and culminate in a Dojo treat at the end of every half term. Successes are celebrated in school and photographs and messages are shared with parents via the Class Dojo parental app. You will receive a code to join Class Dojo when your child starts school. Good news is celebrated in our Friday Awards assembly each week and in our Celebration Assembly at the end of every half term.