The Pastoral team have had a busy start to the new year, we have welcomed Reese Goodley into the team. Reese is our new KS4 Pastoral lead and is busy getting to know all the students and parents he will be working with.
Interventions at home
This year, to strengthen our home-school relationship with our families, The Pastoral leads from KS2 and KS3 have started delivering interventions in the home environment. This allows for improved communication and an opportunity to share best practice (both at home and in school).
Ben has been working with families of students from KS3 building relationships between home and school to help families engage more in the support the Pastoral team can offer. Ben has been taking one student home each Friday, this has had a huge impact on the relationship between home and school which in turn has shown an improvement in the student academically and in his emotional well-being.
Callum has been working with families of students from KS2, the interventions carried out by Callum has improved communication between home and school and helped parents and students to interact more with each other in the home environment. The interventions have included whole family baking, Lego therapy and gaming (although Callum needs to get some practice at Fifa 19!!
We are very proud to say Callum was chosen to represent JNA with a visit to Parliament earlier this week, this is what he has to say about his visit…..
“This week I was very lucky to be invited down to Westminster in London. The government are currently completing a review on the Children and Families Act which was released in 2014, and they are collating evidence from families and education professionals on how successful the Act has been in supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). I had the amazing opportunity of being able to represent support staff across the country and deliver evidence to the Education Committee in the Houses of Parliament - I hope I represented some of your own views.”
Use the following link to see the session in full - https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/6cf4b394-37de-4ee3-a185-d532688fbf09