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Pastoral Support Team

Mrs Amos                                Mr O'Connor                 Mrs Cashmore                             Miss Wells 

Family Support Leader               Assistant Head           Attendance Officer                        Transition Lead   


At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School we believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child.  We aim to work alongside families in addressing pastoral concerns impacting on their child’s learning and development.


Supporting the pastoral needs of children may involve working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional and sensitive service is provided as well as signposting parents to additional support within the community.


Working together, the whole school community aims to provide a safe and happy environment for all children enabling them to achieve their best.    


What support can the pastoral team offer?

  • Support in developing friendships
  • Changes in home life
  • Manage feelings following bereavement and loss
  • Encourage and promote good attendance & punctuality
  • Any form of bullying (including cyber bullying)
  • Controlling emotions
  • Social skills
  • Raise self-esteem and confidence
  • Worries or concerns about transferring from primary to secondary school
  • Meet with parents/carers to discuss issues relating to their child
  • Signpost families to outside services for appropriate provision and support

Parent View

My daughter Sienna Thompson, attends St Francis Xavier, and is currently enjoying her time in Year 3. Both my parents passed away recently and I have received so much support from the teachers and other parents. I am very happy with Sienna's schooling, in terms of teaching, learning, environment, development and general care. My son, De'andre has now joined the school in nursery, and I am extremely pleased with his progress so far. The teachers have been so supportive and encouraging. I am very happy they are in this school.

Marcia Thompson - Parent