|Mrs Donnelly-Symes||Deputy Head/Inclusion Lead|
|Mrs Doody||Pastoral Lead|
|Mrs Kane||Behaviour Learning Mentor|
|Mrs Caulfield Ross||Behaviour Learning Mentor|
At Harold Court we are fully committed to the protection and development of all our children and in creating an inclusive, safe and secure environment in which they can develop into responsible, confident, self-aware, capable young people who are well equipped to cope with the challenges ahead of them. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing and supporting the individual needs of each child. We ensure that the support needed is recognised and implemented, with all teachers and support staff working cohesively together with the school’s Pastoral team.
Mrs Rachel Doody provides pastoral support and guidance to all our children, promoting their well being by liaising with parents/carers, school staff and external agencies. Problems at home or school can have a detrimental impact on a child's well being and on family life, Mrs Doody aims to develop positive home/school relationships by listening and caring in a non-judgemental way. Mrs Doody is here to help, offering a professional service with access to an extensive range of information, enabling her to signpost parents/carers to a variety of services who may be able to help.
Children are encouraged to approach Mrs Doody at any time during the day if they feel in need of her support. She works with individuals or groups of children to give them the very best possible care, removing barriers to learning, raising aspirations and supporting every child in achieving their potential.
If you wish to make an appointment to see Mrs Doody please complete a parent consultation which is available at the school office.
Some of the areas we can offer support for families includes:
Routines at home
Transition between classes
Transition between schools
What are the benefits for pupils and families?
Increased positive attitudes
Mature speaking & listening skills
Establishing & maintaining friendships
Reach full learning potential
Manage their own feelings successfully
Improved social skills
Strategies to deal with worries/anxiety
These are all valuable life skills - which some children may need a little extra support to enhance them in line with their peer groups. Some issues may require long term support whilst others may need short blocks of time or an isolated session. This work is in line with general support from the class teachers and our School Values.
We provide a range of interventions to support emotional well- being;
- A quiet nurturing room for children to feel safe and secure, to calm down or have time out.
- Drop in play and lunch time sessions.
- Support the children and parents at the beginning of the school day.
- Liaise with teachers and check at the beginning of each day for children needing support.
- 1-1 sessions with identified children.
- In class support.
- Social groups (social and emotional needs, behaviour, friendships)
- Worry boxes in each class for children to raise any worries or concerns.
- Compliments book for each class.
- Celebration book for identified children.
- PSHE lessons/circle time for every year group.
- Mindfulness in all classes each day.
- Celebration time with identified children and their families.
We also have our own CAMHS Star Worker who is available during our nurse drop in sessions. She is able to offer support and guidance on a range of social, emotional and mental health issues you or your child may have.
The Havering's Family Services Hub is an online tool to support you accessing services. It is a hugely useful tools for parents/carers and lets you know of services in your local area (e.g. if you are looking for a particular club, the portal can give details of any clubs available within your child's age range).
Please find below a range of leaflets and websites on a range of social, emotional and mental health areas: