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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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Pastoral Care

At school we place a lot of importance on the pastoral care of our pupils. 


We work as a whole school team in offering support in a variety of ways:


  • There are good relationships between adults and pupils and a “listening ear” is always available.
  • Children address issues such as Citizenship and Healthy Living through their PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) lessons.
  • The SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) materials used in each class encourage children to explore feelings and to develop the skills to express themselves clearly.
  • Children can express their views and wishes via the School Council which meets every month to review all aspects of school life.


We have a Family Support Worker employed by the school, Mrs Fran Steer, whose role is to provide support and advice to parents, families and children in school.  She can help with difficulties with managing children’s behaviour, help with filling out forms, provide practical support and advice and find other agencies who would be able to help if she can’t help you. She looks forward to seeing you.


Thrive- based support


Thrive-based support is a resource that helps adults prepare children and young people for life’s emotional ups and downs. At our school we are using at thrive-based approach to help us develop all of our children’s emotional and social well-being.

Mrs Grimes is part of our designated ‘thrive-based’ team.