The social and emotional welfare of children is of paramount importance. The greater a child’s social inclusion with the school community, combined with strong positive emotions almost always leads to a happier school experience, a positive sense of well-being and improved academic achievements. From time to time all children need additional pastoral support – Chesswood Junior School community takes great pride in its ability to provide help, guidance and support for children and families when they need it. Most often the help, guidance and support provided for a child or family is at a low level e.g. helping a child if they feel ill. However, the range and depth of pastoral support can and does vary enormously.
Class teachers are responsible for the day-to-day pastoral care of the children in their own classes. In the first instance, if you have any concerns about your child of any nature, then please arrange a meeting with the class teacher to discuss them. Class teachers are in a better position to resolve a concern if they are given an overview, in advance, in order that they may investigate the circumstances of the concern and prepare any information necessary – this may be completed by email or by letter. Therefore, class teachers may ask for 24 hours to investigate an issue prior to having a meeting with parents. If the concern is not resolved to your satisfaction, please contact the Head Teacher, immediately, in order that a resolution can be agreed as quickly as possible.