At Collaton St Mary Primary School we are committed to provide the highest quality pastoral care throughout the school. All staff work together to help pupils achieve their best, educationally, socially and emotionally.
Every member of staff is dedicated to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our children and their families. We are all happy to speak to pupils and parents/carers about any concerns they may have. However, we also have a dedicated Pastoral Care Team, led by Ben Nelson-Smith our Head of school along with our Pastoral Support Worker.
Every effort is made to remove obstacles allowing children to be successful, enthusiastic learners and to equip young people with the confidence and skills to be effective members of the community.
If you would like more information about our pastoral care, please do speak to any member of staff. The following web links may also give you guidance:
Our Pastoral Support Worker is supported by Mrs Wendy Parr, our Academy's Head of Safeguarding & Inclusion.
We have gathered a number of resources, documents, videos and links to other websites to help you successfully navigate through the ever-changing face of the internet. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact the school. We would be only too pleased to give you any help or advice about keeping you and your children safe whilst online.
As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.
We have been working with the NSPCC to highlight the importance of online safety. To children, online friends are real friends. Online life is real life. There's no distinction.
For advice and support on setting up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and more check out the links below or call the NSPCC online safety advice helpline 0808 800 5002 - Lines are open from 9am - 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am - 6pm on weekends. All calls are free of charge.
Gender Identity Issues
The NSPCC have reported record number of calls regarding transgender 2,796 compared to 1,299 in the previous 12months.It was recorded that children aged 12-15 years were most likely to call the helpline about gender identity issues and that 260 of the calls on this subject were from 11-year-olds. If you would like more information on this subject, please visit https://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/