Mental Health and Wellbeing in school is over seen by our pastoral support team of learning mentors and is a service that gives help and support to pupils as well as providing information, advice and guidance. We always work in close partnership with teachers, parents/carers and other specialist agencies.
Pastoral care is a process used by schools to safeguard pupils. This provision is aimed at ensuring your child's physical, social and emotional welfare whilst promoting positive integration into school life. Pastoral care relates to aspects of a pupils school life that are not directly related to academics or areas of study but are more related to social and emotional, well being and behavioural issues.
“I have yet to meet a child who enjoys misbehaving. Rather, I see a child who is working to
communicate a message about an unmet need in increasingly desperate and extreme ways”.
Dr Vanessa Lapointe, Registered Psychologist.
This guide is for parents, family members and carers who are worried about their child’s/
family member’s behaviour.
Your child may be beginning to develop some behaviour that challenges you, or may already
have behaviour that challenges. They may have a recognised disability, be in the process of
getting a diagnosis or you may be wondering if they have additional needs.
Whatever the case, parents can feel under a lot of pressure to ‘solve’ behaviour problems
and are naturally very worried about the best approach to take.
All children are different and there is no single answer to any of the difficulties or problems you may face. There are often complex reasons behind a child’s behaviour and it is rarely anyone’s ‘fault’.
Fortunately, there are ways you can help your child and a number of people and organisations who can help.
In this guide, we offer suggestions that may help, explain who else can help and how and where you and your child can get support.