At Telscombe Cliffs Academy, we want everyone involved with our school to feel well supported. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families.
Our Inclusion Team is made up of dedicated professionals. This includes our Headteacher, SENCo, and a team of therapists. Together our team works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond.
All our staff model to students how to look after themselves and others; encouraging them to seek help, support or advice whenever they need it.
Pastoral care underpins personal development and we know from experience that with outstanding pastoral care, students feel they belong and their self-esteem is able to flourish because they feel valued and cared for.
Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils sometimes involves working with external agencies. In these situations, we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental, and sensitive service is provided.
Range of academic interventions organised by the SENDCo
Art and play therapy
Mental health support team
External agencies such as; Social Services, Police, Health Professionals, Education Welfare Service, Doctors and nurses.
Focused nurture provision
Full-time behaviour mentors
Speech and language support
Lunch clubs for children who struggle in larger groups
Breakfast and after-school clubs
Soft start provision
Bereavement and loss counseling
If you would like to find out more about any of these pastoral support services, please contact the school office.