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Junior Pastoral Care

Our community is based upon respect, good manners and fair play. We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment that is free from disruption, violence and any form of harassment and where our pupils can learn and play and can talk about their worries, confident that an adult will listen and offer help.

Each pupil has a class teacher who they see on a daily basis for registration and for many of their lessons. The class teacher is able to build a good relationship with his/her pupils and is the first port of call if a pupil, parent or specialist teacher needs to raise any concerns. Pupils are encouraged to talk to any of the teaching staff if their class teacher is unavailable.

If a pupil feels that they cannot speak directly to a member of staff, they can put a note in our Worry Box which is checked daily. Parents can email staff if they have any concerns or may speak to the class teacher at the end of the day.

Our class teachers are supported by a Pastoral Lead; Mrs Miller-Howell for the Lower Juniors and Mrs Wade for Upper Juniors.  We hold a weekly pastoral staff meeting to discuss any pupils who may need support with either their emotional or physical well-being and strategies are put in place to help them.

In addition, assemblies and PSHE lessons help pupils to value self and others, develop good relationships with other members of the school, make informed choices regarding personal and social issues and to distinguish right from wrong.

We believe that emphasising positive behaviour in School tends to marginalise poor behaviour and decreases the number of misdemeanours.  Good behaviour is encouraged, praised and rewarded. Disciplinary action will be taken according to the seriousness of the incident in line with the School Behaviour Management policy.

Open Morning: Saturday 12th February 2022

Our Open Morning is a great opportunity to see the School, meet with pupils and staff and gain a sense of what life at the Richard Pate School is really like.

Saturday 12th February 2022: 10am – 12.30pm

Please register by calling us on 01242 522086 or emailing office@richardpate.co.uk