Pastoral At John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School pastoral support is a high priority and we aim to promote the wellbeing and self-esteem of each child. We want to inspire our children to see learning as a joy, a gateway to a successful future. The Pastoral Support Team consists of a Pastoral Support Manager, Miss Scriven, and two learning mentors Mrs Larkin and Mrs Wattle. Our pastoral team help pupils make the most of school life by breaking down barriers to learning. For the child, they are someone supportive to talk to, share successes or disappointments with, or to provide help with difficulties or worries. They can also be the link between school and home, or with outside agencies. They deliver a tailored and flexible approach to meet the needs of those being mentored. Our pastoral team meet with children and young people, usually outside of the classroom, either individually or in small groups in a planned and structured way. What can the pastoral team help with? Settling into a new school Friendship issues Problems on the playground Coping with illness Any form of bullying (including cyber bullying) Controlling emotions Social skills Family breakdown Unstable or difficult family circumstances Changes in home life The loss of a loved one Self-esteem or confidence issues Worries or concerns about transferring from primary to secondary school Anything else causing a child to worry The Pastoral Support Team are also members of John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School Safeguarding Team, supporting the Head Teacher in matters relating to children’s welfare and child protection concerns. You can contact any member of the Pastoral team by contacting the school office on 01952 388188.