Bishop Aldhelm's CE

Primary School

Loved by God; United in Learning

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

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Nurture- Support - Challenge

At Bishop Aldhelm’s we know that children learn best when they feel happy, safe and secure. All staff work together to ensure that children in our care achieve their best educationally, emotionally and socially. Kerri Goodenough, our Mental Health Champion and Claire Franco, our Pastoral Care Worker work in school to support children and their families who are facing challenges in their lives. Referrals to the Pastoral Care team can be made by class teachers, families and the children themselves.  The Pastoral Care Team is available to support children and their families with challenging circumstances that they may face either at school or at home.

Our SIAMS Inspection in November 2016 graded the school as Outstanding:

Parents praise the school for its inclusiveness and support. They give examples of difficult times in their lives and describe how the school’s actions have supported the whole family. They also appreciate the school’s emphasis on nurturing each individual, however challenging their needs, and the life changing impact this has had on their children and family relationships.’

Our Ofsted Inspection in June 2015 graded the Behaviour and Safety of Our Pupils as Outstanding:

The excellent relationships in the school underpin the trust pupils have in the staff and their complete confidence that they will help them to overcome any worries. Pupils are sure that they could talk over any concerns with an adult, as some said, because ‘adults are really helpful and look after you’, and ‘teachers go out of their way to help.’

Pastoral Care at Bishop Aldhelm’s includes:

* 1:1 support for children to support emotional or social challenges that they are facing

* Stormbreak intervention sessions

* Friendship support

* Anxiety, emotional and behaviour support

* Social Skills Workshops

* Young Carers Groups

* Nurture Groups

* Parenting advice

* Parenting courses

* Coffee mornings for parents and carers

* Referrals to external agencies to help support families

* Training and overseeing our peer mediators


Kerri and Claire an be contacted via the school office, through your child’s class teacher or via the Pastoral email address: 



All children at Bishop Aldhelm's have access to Stormbreak sessions every day, both in class and at breaktime. 

Stormbreak develops the following concepts through mentally healthy movement:

  • Resilience
  • Relationships
  • Self-care
  • Self-worth
  • Hope and Optimism

The following link useful links and sources of mental health support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need:

We are really proud to be the first school to have completed 1000 Stormbreaks! See the article here for information abuot our journey: