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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.



We have a team of staff trained to nurture and develop the emotional health and mental well-being of children, using the Rainbows Programme.

Rainbows is a well respected national charity having a proven, positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives - through death, relationship breakdown or other adverse circumstances.

Working alongside Rainbows, our vision is quite simply for every child grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives, to be understood and supported appropriately.

Our Rainbows Team is led by Mrs Bunn - and she is currently supported by Tracey Clark, Ali Clarke, Julie Deakin and Janine Lane.