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John Gulson

Pastoral Care at John Gulson

At John Gulson Primary School we believe strongly in supporting children's well-being as a way to ensure they are able to access a high quality education and become productive and happy citizens now and in the future. 

Our pastoral offer includes the following:

A high focus on well-being within all classes. Well-being checks are completed in an informal way, half termly, to ensure children are happy and comfortable in school. Where emerging problems arise we act swiftly to provide pastoral care to support children through difficult times. 

We have learning mentors within each phase of the school who provide pastoral support for children, this ranges from daily check ins, small group work to support friendship building and social skills. Learning mentors also support specific learning needs in class and provide additional support for pupils who are experiencing difficult life events, for example bereavement. 

We have a family support worker in school who also adds to the pastoral offer, supporting children and families together to support best outcomes for all. 

We also offer bespoke nurture provision in school - see additional information regarding this on this website. 

To further enhance our pastoral offer we have engaged the services of Herriot's World to provide weekly mindfulness sessions for children who require this. 

We work with external agencies like Guy's Gift (Bereavement support), talk therapists, play therapists and Educational Psychologists   to support other issues children face. 

From September 2022, we have an onsite trainee counsellor to provide immediate support for those children who need it. 

If you feel your child would benefit from some additional pastoral support please feel free to contact school office and ask to speak with either Mr Shebl, Family Support worker, or Mrs Webberley Holmes, Head of Safeguarding, SEND, Behaviour and Pastoral Care. 


Mr Shebl 
Family Support Worker