Personalised and caring pastoral care is one of the foundations of West Monkton school.
We want all of our students to feel that school is a happy, secure and safe place.
Our philosophy is simple; we are warm, caring and offer clear boundaries to the children in our care.
We encourage and support the children to work hard and achieve their full potential. We also recognise that sometimes life can be challenging for young people and will always aim to remove barriers to learning to allow them to succeed in the classroom.
We promote an ethos where class teachers and teaching assistants build strong bonds with the students in their care. We work hard to get to know the whole family and our open door policy encourages parents to step into the classroom to talk to staff at the beginning and end of the school day to share successes and to air concerns.
"Our overriding aim is to support the child with their social, emotional and psychological wellbeing, so that they are able to achieve their academic potential."
A strong part of our school is the very strong relationship between staff and students. This is a school where staff value students as individuals, as real people, where respect is mutual.
It is really apparent from all of the staff how much they genuinely care about the students here. They are passionate about seeing them mature into responsible adults and are fully committed to being a part of this development and making sure they progress to the next stage and beyond school. It is our role to prepare them fully for that next step. Our staff recognise that it is a privilege to work with your children through the most important years of their development.
"Our staff recognise that it is a privilege to work with your children through the most important years of their development."
We have two members of staff who are trained ELSA's (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who are able to provide 1:1 intervention support to children at our setting.
We can also refer to a Parent Family Support Advisor, who are always willing to visit you at home or to meet in school to support with any difficulties you may encounter whilst your child is with us on their learning journey here at West Monkton.
TLG Mentoring programme
'Transforming Lives for Good' - At West Monkton we have close church links and have been lucky enough to secure four mentors through the TLG programme. They work with children at part of our graduated response to early intervention.
All over the UK, children are struggling in school for all kinds of reasons and many families are suffering without hope. The effects of bullying, bereavement, family breakdown, poverty or being in the care system can have a huge impact on a child's education. Some children may be struggling with a lack of confidence, have no positive role models, or just need an adult to talk to.
TLG Early Intervention gives the church a practical solution to support children, families and schools in their community.
One coach, one child, one hour a week - TLG Early Intervention enables churches to support children and families in their community.
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