Pastoral Care/Young Carers
Ashurst Primary School has a dedicated team responsible for Pastoral Care. We believe that nurturing the whole child enables our pupils to achieve to their full potential.
- Mrs Suzanne Hall - Pastoral Manager
- Mrs Jill O'Brien - SENCO
Every child is important and we want them to feel safe, happy and cared for.
If your child is unhappy at school and needs someone to listen, please encourage them to visit Mrs Hall in the pastoral room or use the Worry Boxes around school. In addition to this they can use the emotional registers to share their feelings.
If you have a worry about your child at school, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hall, either through the school office, telephoning 01744 678150 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Carers at Ashurst
At Ashurst we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers. A young carer is someone under 18 who is caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Research suggests there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.
We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At Ashurst we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively.
Mrs Hall is the Young Carers' Champion at Ashurst and is responsible for ensuring all young carers are able to enjoy school and make good progress. If you think your child might be a young carer please let Mrs Hall or your child's class teacher know.
As a school we have signed up to the Young Carers Schools Promise and this is displayed on our young carers notice board in our main corridor for all children to see. You can read this document below.
As part of our commitment to supporting young carers and increasing awareness we recently invited Ann-Marie Leather from St Helens Young Carers into school to deliver an assembly and PSHE lesson with all of our classes. We had a fantastic day and learned a lot about the role of young carers.
Here are some links you may find useful:
School Nominated Governor for Children in Public Care.Young Carers: Cllr Linda Maloney