Pastoral Support Team
The Pastoral Support Team (PST) work alongside the care team supporting our young people in around the school thoughout the day. The aim of the team is to keep our students safe at all times, ease periods of disruption and promote good behaviour around the school.
The PST have radio support and the use of Pastoral Support rooms which all young learners have access to if they find ever find themselves in a situation or class too challenging and need some space or support. Sometimes learners are guided there by the team, or students may self refer.
The Pastoral Support Team very much operate around the founding principles of Team Teach. De-escalation of difficult situations is 95% of what we do. Wherever possible choices are offered, changes of face introduced and open spaces provided. The PST are ably supported by care staff who have built strong relationships with our young people and are often student’s Key Workers. Staff work together to offer specialist knowledge and support.