Pastoral Support

Meeting the pastoral needs of our pupils is crucial if they are going to access education. At point of entry all pupils are assigned both a Case Manager (teacher) who oversees the academic aspects of school life, and a Reintegration and Support Officer (RSO) who supports the pupils’ pastoral needs. The RSO will normally be the point of contact for families and will liaise closely with health and other professionals where necessary. There is a strong team approach with both Case Manager and RSO working collectively to balance academic and pastoral needs.

RSOs generally visit pupils at home once a referral has been accepted with the aim of gathering more detailed information about the pupil, finding out what has prompted a referral to The Pilgrim School, providing information about The Pilgrim School and to answer any questions. They will then arrange a visit to base (if appropriate) and support pupils to make a transition into the school. If a pupil is taught in the home, an RSO will provide pastoral support that will vary depending on the level of need.

Pastoral support at Pilgrim has many guises. Pupils may be offered ‘time to talk’ (a chance to share and offload - not counselling), Resilient Me (a bespoke intervention focusing on resilience and growth factors), individual support plans, transition support, advocacy and always a listening ear. Wherever possible, there will be an RSO on hand in each base. There are currently three in Lincoln and Sleaford, two in Boston and one in Louth. As far as possible, all the team are aware of all pupils needs to ensure continuity of support.

In addition, RSOs attend regular review meetings (or TAC/CIN/CP meetings if applicable), make referrals for targeted support, liaise with health professionals and support with reintegration to a mainstream setting when appropriate.

Our team of dedicated and experienced professionals are committed to ensuring pupils reach their full potential and overcome their individual barriers to success. They are equally motivated to continue their own professional development and attend regular training sessions and courses to enable them to support pupils to their best ability.

As a school we place great value on the work and values of the RSO team and appreciate the work they do in building relationships with pupils and families in order to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The school is proud of our joint focus on academic and pastoral growth and continually strives to identify and meet need across both areas. Pupil voice plays a large part in our development; we believe that if a pupil is listened to and valued, they will achieve.

 

 

Working Towards the Wellbeing Mark

The Pilgrim School is currently working towards achieving a special quality mark for mental health and wellbeing.  As part of this process we will be working with staff, pupils and parents about how they feel mental health and emotional wellbeing are thought of and supported across the school community.  This process will allow us to make judgements about how well we do this and help us to think about and plan what we can do to improve so that we are offering the best possible support in every aspect of the school community.

Wellbeing Award Letter

Latest News

1 one way - summer offer on CallConnect

CallConnect has a seasonal treat for young people throughout this summer's school holidays. The service is offering passengers aged 18 and under special £1 bus tickets for one-way journeys on pre-booked CallConnect services across the county from Saturday 21 July to Monday 3 September.

http://www.lincsbus.info/ 

LSCB Youtube Channel short clips for schools:

At the recent Designated Safeguarding Lead Briefings it was mentioned that the e safety officer for the Stay Safe Partnership / LSCB,  is producing some short video clips for schools to help support parents and pupils.

Each clip will be no more than 3 minutes long and the first two clips are 'a quick chat about game ratings' and 'a quick chat about parental controls'. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMnZ02Sl1AbtIhq-m3rrVQ

 

Duke of Edinburgh - Pilgrim School Awarded Grant to support young people

The Pilgrim School is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond– enabling us to reach and support more disadvantaged young people who want to do their DofE in The Pilgrim School.

Christmas London Trip Head Teacher & Governors message for the archive!

Archive article - A reminder of what we do and the positive impact it has on our pupils.

A Special Message from the Head Teacher and the Chair of Governors to one and all at Pilgrim this Christmas about our London Trip and how it has encapsulated the spirit of the Pilgrim School.

Celebrating Success - Prom Night!

Congratulations to CN for another fab prom. This is exactly the type of event that raises our spirits at the end of another hectic year as we see our youngsters enjoying themselves and interacting confidently in a way that would not have been possible just months before.