Leigh North Street


Primary School

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At Leigh North Street Primary School the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole community (children, parents and staff) is paramount to being a successful school. Our ethos is a caring one, which develops respect, self-esteem and gives a voice for all. We promote a caring, supportive and inclusive ethos and foster a strong and effective partnership with parents where involvement and contribution are valued.


Our Pastoral Team is made up of Mrs Beddow (SENCO), Mrs Cotton (Designated Safeguarding Lead & Pupil Premium Lead), Mrs Lawrence (Pastoral Support Lead), Mrs Moore (Teaching & Learning Lead), Miss Player (Medical Lead) and Mrs Walsh (Attendance Officer) 


This page is designed to help us work together to support children's emotional well being both in and out of school. 


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Pastoral Support Flow Chart

Our Pastoral Team in school are here to help your children if they are having problems. There is a process that we follow to ensure your child receives the best support for them. Support is provided in three tiers:



Universal Support

Universal support is used to meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos of ASPIRE and our curriculum. This includes weekly PSHE sessions, assemblies, Worry and Wish boxes within every classroom and a staff dedicated to ensuring the mental wellbeing of all our pupils. All parents have access to the pastoral tab on our website.


Targeted Support

Targeted support is for those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement. Targeted support can include mentoring from the class teacher, learning support assistant and/or a member of the pastoral team.


Specific Support

Specific support is for pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups, play therapy, 1:1 support from a member of the pastoral team or - if deemed appropriate by the pastoral team and after consulting with parents - a referral to an outside agency.


Initially all children receive universal support from their class based adults. These staff are familiar and constant. They will, as necessary, provide a time when they can meet with your child in a quiet, confidential place to provide support. If, after they have met with your child, they feel that your child would benefit from more targeted support they will refer your child to the Pastoral Team who meet weekly and decide on how best to support children in school. If the Pastoral Team feel that your child would benefit from targeted or specific support then they will ensure that you are notified as to which member of the team will be providing further support and over what time period.


It may be that the Pastoral Team sign post you to the wealth of support available to families outside of school.


We recognise at times children may need immediate support due to certain situations, eg: bereavement, trauma etc, and we will always accommodate those situations. If you believe your child would benefit from more targeted support at any time please contact us and we will review your request in Pastoral Meetings and let you know which tier of support will be provided.


If you would like to contact any of the Pastoral Team please do not hesitate to email us at:


We look forward to working closely together to ensure our children thrive at LNSPS and beyond.