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

Celebration Day 2019

Tuesday this week saw a day of Celebration across the school bases.  Louth held their own event tailored to their pupils needs whilst Lincoln and Amber Hill pupils came together to celebrate their achievements over the academic year and, of course, the end of term!

Prom 2019

It was amazing to see so many of our Year 11 and Yr10 pupils supported to attend our annual prom event.  It never ceases to amaze us how well equiped and resilient our pupils have become with time spent with us, to be able to attend and relax in a busy formal setting such as Prom!  The pupils looked great!!

RAF Scampton - Red Arrows Trip

On Thursday 27th June 2019 pupils and staff from Lincoln and Amber Hill bases were invited to RAF Scampton to watch the Red Arrows carry out an in-season display practice.  The weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot and this made great conditions for viewing the display. 

Lincs Show 2019

Pupils from Lincoln and Amber Hill base attended the Lincolnshire Show last week. They all had great fun taking in the sights, sounds and smells (literally) of the show! The KS3 group from Amber Hill joined up with ASD centre students and enjoyed watching  the Police Dog show and cuddling a few lively ferrets! Others had a wander around the shops and stalls trying out games and sampling some of the delicious food on offer. They had such a great time and were so tired that some fell asleep on the way home. A good day had by all and a big shout out to JD for being the group organiser and herding the flock all day!

Congratulations! Completed Exams!

Congratulations to all Yr11 pupils who completed their end of year exams.

Message from the head teacher:

The general consensus from overheard chat from the pupils is that they have been well prepared and have given the exams a good shot. The pupils can feel proud and validated by what they have done. They have been helped to achieve this by having had strong teaching and strong support.