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Pastoral

Pastoral Team

Donna Wealleans – Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral)- maternity leave from October half term 2018

Lisa Cameron– Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager

Amanda Clifton- Learning Mentor

Natalie Glendon- PSHE Lead

 

Pastoral Support at Oswald Road

At Oswald Road Primary School we want everyone involved with our school to feel well supported. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child. We aim to build trusting and empathetic relationships with all our pupils and their families. We strive to fulfil the Nurture Group Network’s six principles of nurture:

  1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally
  2. The classroom offers a safe base
  3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
  4. Language is a vital means of communication
  5. All behaviour is communication
  6. The importance of transition in children’s lives

 

Pupil Voice

Nuture Club- Pupil Voice

(click to enlarge)

 

PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)

Our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is provided by Jigsaw, which has a whole-school focus on mindfulness. The purpose of PSHE is to build children’s capacity for learning and equip them for life. Click on the links below for more information:

PDFInformation for Parents and Carers

PDFRelationships & Sex Education- Guide for Parents and Carers

PDFJigsaw PSHE Policy

 

There are six Jigsaw units that every year group will cover each half term:

  1. Being Me in My World
  2. Celebrating Difference
  3. Dreams and Goals
  4. Healthy Me
  5. Relationships
  6. Changing Me

Each year group will have different learning objectives based on these units. Click on the links below to see the overviews for each year group.

PDFYear-1-Overviews

PDFYear-2-Overviews

PDFYear-3-Overviews

PDFYear-4-Overviews

PDFYear-5-Overviews

PDFYear-6-Overviews

 

Useful Documents

Behaviour

PDFBehaviour Management Plan

PDFBehaviour and Bullying at Oswald Road

PDFFriendship Workshop Handout

Mental Health & Wellbeing

PDF50 Ways to Take a Break

PDFBe Nice to Yourself

PDFCoping Skills

PDFSensory Safety Tool

PDFYear 6 Wellbeing Guide to SATs (for Teachers, School Leaders, Parents, Carers & Pupils)

PDFHeadspace- an app that helps you practice mindfulness with your children

PDFTip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing

PDFTip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy

PDFTip sheet – Self Esteem

PDFYoung persons journey – Mental Health

Information and resources specific to anxiety in children:

PDFYoung Minds

PDFNSPCC

PDFNHS Choices

PDFAnxiety Worksheets

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

PDFThe Proud Trust- Resources for LGBT Parents and Parents of LGBT young people

PDFMermaids UK- Parent Resources (for children that feel at odds with their birth gender)

PDFStonewall- Questions frequently asked by parents with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans children

Bullying

PDFAnti-Bullying Week Assembly Presentation

PDFHow to be a good friend (anti-bullying week resource)

PDFVideo: ‘From Bully to Best Friend’

Learning Development

PDF‘Growth Mindset’- Information for Parents

PHSE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

PDFJigsaw PSHE Curriculum- Guide for Parents and Carers

Critical Incidents

PDFSupporting Children at Times of Crisis

PDFThe effects of trauma- information for young people

PDFCritical Incident Information for Parents