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Pastoral Team


At Cherry Orchard we have a friendly and caring Pastoral Team, who in addition to the class teacher, help provide guidance and support to children when they might be unhappy, worried or need to talk. Our Learning Mentors are Mrs Carty and Mrs Fletcher.  Their work is overseen by our Assistant Head Teacher, Ms Jaswal, and the impact of initiatives is measured by the Senior Leadership Team and reported to the School Governors.
Through the Pastoral Team, our key aim is to support children socially, emotionally or personally to overcome their barriers to learning and ensure they achieve their personal, social and academic goals. We work closely with children and their families and strive to ensure that individuals feel safe, valued and listened to.
Our Learning Mentors:
· Help children manage difficulties in their lives.
· Help children develop their understanding of being a good friend and how  to co-operate with others.
· Work with children to raise self-esteem.
· Motivate children to be successful and achieve.
· Encourage children them to be more self-sufficient and independent.
· Listen to their views.

 Support is offered through:
· One to one mentoring sessions
· Focused group sessions
· Liaising with parents/careers and teachers to support pupil progress
· Shared, family conversations
· Extra help with transition at all levels
· Liaising with outside agencies

Key initiatives include:
- Fun Friends and Friends for Life
- Time to Talk
- Socially Speaking
- Managing Emotions an Social and Emotional Needs
- Protective Behaviour
- Mosaic