Pastoral

The emotional wellbeing of our pupils is a key priority. We want our pupils to feel happy, safe and supported to achieve their optimum potential in all areas of school life. We work hard to help remove barriers to learning and to support our children through each stage of their learning journey. We are passionate about ensuring your child gets the support they need to thrive.

Children learn better when they are happy, secure and when there are no barriers to their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Our Pastoral leader, Ranjan Hoath, leads the pastoral team, she works closely with school leaders, class based staff, parents, and other professionals to address any concerns or issues your child may have. Our pastoral team includes a family support worker, learning mentors and sports coaches. All of the team members play a vital role in supporting the emotional wellbeing and behaviour for learning needs of our pupils.

The Pastoral team work closely with the SENDCO and SEND Practioner to ensure a truly inclusive and supportive environment for all learners.

When issues arise, and through consultation with the parents and child, personalised support plans and implemented quickly in a sensitive, caring manner. Support may include: 1:1 sessions, support within the classroom, interventions outside of the classroom, small group work, nurture groups and access to external agencies and support.

Our aim is always to put the child firsthear the child’s’ voice and ensure the best outcomes for the child.

If you have any concerns or queries then please contact the Pastoral Team:

Pastoral Leader: Ranjan Hoath

pastoral@meregrn.bham.sch.uk

 0121 308 1384.

Useful Services

Emotional Wellbeing 

PAUSE – Birmingham based –  020 7841 44

www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk

Every mind Matters – NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/anxiety.

Verywellfamily.com

Young minds – London based charity – 0808 802 5544.

Action For Children – parent.actionforchildren.org.anxiety.

Cherished  -Sutton based charity for girls confidence and self- esteem.

Bereavement

Edwards Trust   – 0121 454 1705

Beyond The Horizon –  0121 444 5454

Cruse   –    Hope Again  0121 444 5454

Winstons Wish   –  08088 020 021

Child Bereavement UK

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org

Helpline: 08000288840

Separation/Divorce

Young Minds – youngminds.org

Gingerbread

Familylives.org   – 0808 800 2222

Helpguide.org.

Relate – www.relate.org.