"A strong culture of safeguarding is evident in the school. The pastoral team follows up concerns swiftly and is relentless in pursuing support for families." (Ofsted, 2017)
Here at Eden Park Primary and Nursery School, every child matters and all children need to feel safe, valued, special, appreciated and included. We want every child coming to our school to feel happy, content and confident, ready to embrace the day in our secure, caring and friendly environment.
However, some children face many challenges, which means that some of their social and emotional needs may be greater than those of others. From time to time, some children may need support with behaviour or anxiety or friendships and our large and dedicated pastoral team will help, when worry will otherwise cloud a child's learning. By using The Thrive Approach, we will help support and guide the children in our care, in a secure and friendly atmosphere, building on the element of trust and offering stability. By attuning to our children, we will be able to support children further.
We are also able to support or families for instance with financial claims, advice, medical appointments as well as with a large food bank that we distribute weekly from some of our local supermarkets.
Our Pastoral team is hugely respected locally and at times children from outside of the area with complex needs or in care are referred to Eden Park as a school that will do its very best.
Roles and responsibilities in the Pastoral team
Deb Mawbey: Assistant Head; Pastoral Lead; Designated Safeguarding Lead; Send-Co; Behaviour Lead
Carrol Stephens: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead; CLA
Liz Thomas: Thrive Lead Practitioner
Shelley Tucker: Thrive and Behaviour Support
Natalie Mabin: Thrive and Behaviour Support
Sarah Maunder: Attendance officer; Pastoral Administration
Ian Morgan: Head of School; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead; Behaviour Lead
"my son is exceeding here and that is down to the wonderful teachers and staff." (parent survey, 2019)
"SHE HAS TOLD US HOW WELL SUPPORTED SHE FEELS IN CLASS." (SCHOOL REPORT RETURN, 2019)
"Her learning has amazed me and she has flourished emotionally. She is confident and communicating with those around her." (Parent Survey, 2018)
Pastoral Team Direct Line - 01803 855300
The pastoral team at the school may be contacted either through the school phone number, or as a direct line 01803 855300 or via their email address.