Pastoral Care

Welcome to the Student & Family Centre and Trauma Informed School. Our pastoral support at Penrice Academy includes guidance, advice and information to students and their families within our school community, helping with any worries or concerns that may arise in relation to your child’s education, attendance, behaviour and wellbeing. Our role includes liaising with staff, parents and outside agencies to ensure the wellbeing of individual students is fully supported.

Areas of support for students include:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Positive behaviour strategies and advice
  • Positive mental health/emotional first aid
  • Conflict resolutions
  • Friendships / Social Skills
  • Bereavement
  • One-to-one mentoring support
  • Group work intervention

These are all valuable life skills for which some students may need a little extra support with. Some issues may require long term support whilst others may need short-term intervention. Within the mentoring programme, identified students can have the opportunity to spend designated time with a trusted adult on a 1:1 basis or within a small group. The benefits of these interventions for students can be improved self-esteem, making and maintaining positive friendships and attitudes, increase in self-confidence and the ability to manage their own feelings successfully.

Promoting positive mental health and supporting vulnerable children and young people is at the heart of our work. It is embedded in the culture and ethos of the school. Our Trauma Informed School (TIS) practitioners work to support young people to become more resilient and help them build a range of strategies for how to cope during challenging times.

Pastoral Support Mentors

Kirstin Hooper
Student Support Lead
khooper@penrice.org.uk

Lorraine Farr
Year 7
Lfarr@penrice.org.uk

Rebecca Kevill
Year 8 & 9
rkevill@penrice.org.uk

Kelsie Sutcliffe
Year 10
ksutcliffe@penrice.org.uk

Matt Potter
Year 11
mpotter@penrice.org.uk

Request Support & Funding

The Pastoral Support Mentors can also provide support, advice and information to families experiencing short or long-term difficulties, including financial support with school uniform or equipment, all of which may impact on a child’s education, behaviour and wellbeing. For further information and advice, please contact Kirstin Hooper, Student Support Lead – khooper@penrice.org.uk.

Pastoral news…

Penrice Academy becomes the first Secondary School in the UK to become TIS accredited

Penrice Launches Us Plus Student Team

Students Help to Renovate the Student & Family Centre