The Pastoral Team at Abbey Park School consists of:
2 non-teaching Head of Key Stage (KS3 & KS4),
Primary Liaison/Transition Manager (Year 6 & Year 7)
3 x Pastoral Support Assistant
Heads of Key Stage are continually monitoring student data and identifying any relevant pastoral support required throughout the year. As each of our Heads of Key Stage & Pastoral Support Assistants are non-teaching it allows them to take parent calls and hold meetings throughout the school day.
The work/support carried out on a daily basis by the team is tailored to suit individual students to allow them to achieve to the best of their ability and overcome any barriers to learning that may be present.
We strongly believe in a multi-agency approach when working with identified students. We are fortunate to have access to the following agencies:
Targeted Mental Health - Practitioner & Outreach Workers
Parent Support Advisors through the Butterflies Family Centre at Abbey Meads Primary School
Locality School Nurse
Youth Engagements Workers
Police (Neighbourhood Policing & Specialist Departments)
We also work in partnership with Economy and Attainment within Swindon Borough Council
If you wish to discuss anything in relation to Pastoral Support for your child, please contact their tutor.
Our safeguarding policy can be found within the policy area here.
LIFT Psychology offers a wide range of support, from psycho-educational courses to one-to-one intervention. Courses are free and available to people registered with a GP in the Swindon area.
The Healthy Mind course introduces Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) and is aimed specifically at 16 - 19 year olds. It will teach skills that can be used to help reduce difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger.
For more information and to view the numerous courses offered by LIFT psychology, follow the link below:
Tel: 01793 836836
Last Updated: 11th September 2017