Pastoral Care And Safeguarding

Our Pastoral Care Team are a group of highly skilled and motivated professionals who work hard to provide high quality care and support for the children and families of Shaw Wood.

The team includes:

Debbie Rees    –           Pastoral and Safe Guarding Manager
Marie Tame    –            Behaviour Manager
Hilary Miles    –            Counsellor MBACP
Donna Purkis   –          Play Therapist

Team Aims:

  • To ensure our pupils and families feel valued and safe as members of our school community.
  • To empower pupils and parents in building and maintaining good relationships with pupils and staff.
  • To encourage a sense of personal accountability for their own actions and learning.

What can we offer you?

We design and deliver a range of support packages for children and their families.  The following list gives you an idea of the type of things we have supported children and families with in the past; however if you feel that you or your child need a type of support not mentioned here please ask and we’ll try to help if we can.

  • Behaviour support in school.
  • THRIVE sessions for pupils (a national programme that aims to support children who may have emotional issues that interrupt their ability to learn and socialise).
  • Thriving families – a brand new course delivered by Debbie and Marie to improve relationships within families.
  • 1:1 counselling or play therapy sessions for pupils.
  • Bereavement support
  • Advice and support on developing good sleep patterns.

If you would like to know more about the support we offer please contact Debbie or Marie via the school office



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