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What is Pastoral Support?
Pastoral Support gives help and support to students when needed as well as providing information,  advice and guidance. We always work in close partnership with other teachers, parents/carers and other  specialist agencies.

Our aim is to identify any concerns or issues at the earliest possible opportunity and remove any  barriers to learning which may be preventing our students from reaching their potential.

We pride ourselves in knowing our young people well and working alongside the teaching and  support staff we aim to develop positive relationships with them and their families. We respond as  quickly as possible to any issues and ensure that difficulties are discussed and resolved in the best  possible way.

The Pastoral Support Team at St Martins School gives help and support in the following  areas:

  • Behaviour support/management
  • Emotional help (including anger management and counselling)
  • Academic support (including intervention work, extended work experience specialised  timetables and programmes)
  • Restorative Approaches
  • Links to specialist external agencies when needed 

Who gives Pastoral Support?
The pastoral system is the responsibility of the Assistant Head Katherine Mooney.
The Form Tutor/Class Teacher  is always the first point of contact for parents/carers regarding any concerns or  issues.

We also work closely with other support agencies such as the Local Authority social inclusion team,  child and family support and many others.

Parents and carers can access advice and information from MindEd for families at: www.minded.org.uk/families
or by phone on 0808 802 5544

The first point of contact should be the form Tutor/class teacher followed by Head of Year/Phase 

Heads of year in secondary phase are:

YEAR 7 - Mr James - ceridavid.james@stm.318education.co.uk

YEAR 8 - Ms Evans - tammy.evans@stm.318education.co.uk

YEAR 9 - Ms Ellis - stella.ellis@stm.318education.co.uk

YEAR 10 - Mr Machin - jed.machin@stm.318education.co.uk

YEAR 11 - Mr Moore - michael.moore@stm.318education.co.uk

The head's of year are assisted by a Learning Support Assistant who will often work with and support students in the classroom and beyond. It may be the Learning Support Assistant that liaises with parents and students in the first instance, with the support of the Head of Year.


Advice for parents on preventing radicalisation can be found under school information tab/policies and also by downloading the document below.

Use this link to view the nspcc guide on keeping children safe on line https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/