At St Joseph's we believe in developing the whole child- with this in mind we have a strong pastoral offer. At St Joseph's this means all aspects of pastoral support are lead and managed by our Pastoral Lead, Mrs Dixon. Mrs Dixon is also a HLTA- Higher Level teaching Assistant, ELSA- Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and LBL- Learning Behaviours Lead- she also leads on various aspects of school life: healthy schools, the Archie Project, Young Carers, nurture provision and she has expertise in our SMILE curriculum, Attendance, Catholic RSE and a large and varied range of Safeguarding areas.
If you have a concern, query or question or would like any further support with any aspect of your child's development outside of the academic classroom Mrs Dixon will be happy to meet with you. She may be able to offer some reassurances, she may be able to signpost in the direction of some further early help or support or she may be able to initiate some additional support for your child in school.
ELSA ( Emotional Literacy Support Assistants )
What is an ELSA?
An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience working with children. ELSA's are trained and regularly supervised by Educational Psychologists.
We want your child to feel happy in school and reach their potential.
Our aim is to build your child's emotional development and help them cope with life's challenges, we help them find solutions to problems they may have.
At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School we have two fully trained ELSA's - Mrs Campbell in KS1 and Mrs Dixon in KS2. Please speak to us if you would like to know more.
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Our School Nurse- Nicola Youngman can be contacted on 0300 2470015.