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Pastoral Care at Byker Primary School

Pastoral Care at Byker Primary School


Pastoral care is the provision a school makes to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of pupils. It is the essential foundation upon which learning can take place.


At Byker Primary School our Pastoral Care Team offer support to all children in school to ensure they are happy and confident in their setting to enable them to thrive. We also work with families to support a range of issues such as behaviour in the home, support routines to help get to school on time, explore wellbeing and causes for worry. This is often in conjunction with outside agencies such as our Family Partners based at Byker Sands Family Centre, our onsite counsellors from Kalmer Counselling or from the medical team at My School Health.


Areas we can offer support in include; 

  • Enrolment on parenting programmes

  • Emotional wellbeing for children and adults

  • Punctuality and attendance

  • Family Learning

  • Parent drop in sessions

  • Barriers to learning and attendance; confidence, anxiety, friendship worries etc

  • Behaviour Support e.g. bedtimes, routines, diet...

  • Transition to secondary school

  • Information and guidance about other support services

  • Referrals to School Health and Children and Young People Service

  • Admissions information

  • Mindfulness and relaxation support

  • Building resilience so children can manage conflict and challenges

  • Safeguarding and advice around children who may be at risk



Meet the Pastoral Care Team


Mrs Brumwell-Wright - Designated Safeguard and Inclusion Lead

Mrs Parkin – SENDCO (Deputy DSL)

Mr Blenkley – Welfare and Attendance Lead (Deputy DSL)

Mrs Quinn – Thrive Lead and Assistant SENDCO

Mrs Ellis and Mrs Buckley – THRIVE practitioners