Pastoral Care

PastoralWe believe passionately that a happy school community breeds confident children who excel academically and socially.

Class teachers and all senior leaders in each Key Stage will get to know all their pupils and take responsibility for your child’s welfare and progress in school.

Their aim and duty, is to find the spark that lights the burning fires of lifelong learning in each and every child.

Our highly trained Pastoral Manager works closely with pupils and families when further support may be required.

Parents of all new pupils entering our academy will have a one-to-one meeting with Mrs Rea or a member of the pastoral team as part of the induction process. If you have any queries in relation to pastoral care, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rea directly or via the school office.

Mrs V. Clapham
Mrs V. Clapham
Learning Mentor
Play Therapist
Mrs D. Rea
Mrs D. Rea
Pastoral Care Manager

Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

The Key Adult for Lime Tree Primary Academy is Mrs Rea.

If she receives an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations.

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.

Are you worried about a Child or Young Person?

Don’t wait until you’re certain if you have worries about a child. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of yourself or another child or young person under the age of 18 then please phone Trafford First Response Team

If you think that you or a child  is in immediate danger – don’t delay call the police on 999

Manchester Children’s Services  0161 225 9293

Trafford First Response Team acts as the ‘front door’ for Trafford’s Children and Young People’s service. Trafford First Response Team accepts referrals for children and young people that are deemed to be in need of a certain level of support and undertake child protection enquiries where appropriate.

Call 0161 912 5125 during the working day or 0161 912 2020 if it’s an emergency at night or weekend.

Once a referral has been accepted an initial assessment will be completed with a view to identifying appropriate services. Depending on the nature of your enquiry or request  will also:

  • Give advice and guidance.
  • Provide information on available services.
  • Put you in contact with other agencies or services which may be of help.
  • Put you in contact with the relevant professional dealing with a family.

Who can contact Trafford First Response Team?

Anyone can contact Trafford First Response Team, including parents, carers, young people, professionals, family members.Where required Trafford First Response Team will provide appropriate services to help people make contact with them for example an interpreter could be provided

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

NSPCC can also help on 0808 800 5000.  They will listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger. This NSPCC youtube video shows what will happen when you call them.

Childline

Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. This Childline youtube video shows what will happen when you contact them.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can contact them in a number of ways:

Supporting mental health and wellbeing in schools

Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder.

Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people’s mental wellbeing. Staff working in schools are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in children and young people.

The attached booklet aims to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help the children and young people in their care.

Anna Freud Booklet – Supporting Mental Health