At Calcot Schools, we recognise that our pupils’ needs and concerns will often need to be dealt with sensitively and effectively. We take this responsibility very seriously and nurture a climate of trust, respect and confidence so our pupils feel they can seek support from teachers, support staff and indeed each other. All our pupils are primarily in the care of their class teacher who has responsibility for their well-being, but sometimes a child may need extra pastoral support.
Our pastoral staff work with children individually or in small groups during the school day. Their role is to provide support for our pupils who may be:
- Experiencing emotional difficulties
- Dealing with loss through separation, divorce and bereavement
- Struggling with low self-esteem.
This approach has proved very effective in providing these children with strategies to cope with situations and the emotional difficulties that often accompany them. Parents who feel their child may need extra support/care for whatever reason should let their child’s class teacher know in the first instance.
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Nursery Places Available
We have some spaces available in our Nursery for September 2019. If you are interested please call the school and we will be happy to help you with your enquiries.Read more
Young Carer's Awareness Day 2019
On the 31st January is Young Carer's Awareness Day. Current figures are that 1 in 5 secondary children have a caring role. The figures are 1 in 10 for children under the age of 10.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. They will do many tasks like:
Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.
Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
Helping to give medicine.
Helping someone communicate.
Looking after brothers and sisters.
If you would like more information as to how to help a young carer. Please click on the link below.Read more