St Peters CofE Primary

Family Support

Here at St Peter’s we are fortunate to have a supportive Pastoral and Safeguarding Team.

Ms Skuse, Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead.

My role is to lead the school pastoral team known in school as “The Windmill.”

Within my role I:

  • Ensure safeguarding our children is a priority for us all. I work together with Child and Family Services. Let me know if you have any concerns that a child is at risk of significant harm.
  • Listen to Pupil Voice; our children are important to us. We always take time to listen to them, value their thoughts, and take their views seriously.
  • Promote good attendance across the school, which includes working closely with children and their families to improve attendance and punctuality. Families will receive regular attendance updates from us through the Arbor App, texts and emails. Please let us know if you need any support to get your child to school on time and improve their attendance.
  • Support children with additional medical needs, so they can access learning and school life. It is important to let us know if your child has any medical conditions.
  • -Believe that Good Mental health and wellbeing is fundamental. Miss Temple, our Education Mental Health Practitioner, promotes positive Mental Health across the school.
  • Support St Peters, as a Thrive Practitioner, ensuring we adopt a whole school approach to Thrive.
  • Work closely with SEND team, known in school as The Lighthouse, so we can all work inclusively in the best interests of the child. 

Outside of school Ms Skuse enjoys walking with Sonny in the county side and spends free time camping. 

Mrs Grainger, Family Support Worker.

My role varies on a day-to-day basis, I meet and work with parents/carers and children to gain a well-rounded view of any difficulties they may be facing. As part of my role, I assess family needs on an individual basis, offer help with practical or emotional support, particularly when they are experiencing difficulties around parenting and/or the mental health and wellbeing of their child/ren.

I offer support, practical strategies from school attendance to nurturing parenting programs and signpost or refer families to local services such as the school nurse, local children centres and debt/financial advice. I initiate and invite parent/carers to short courses, for example Basic IT skills or Healthy Eating on a Budget. I can also signpost parent/carers to external courses with our Community Learning Development team. I work on an individual or small group basis with children to build confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and friendships, as well as liaising with class teams to support children engage with their learning.

Miss Cheung, Pastoral Support Worker.

I support children across the school with a range of emotional and behavioural needs to help them feel safe, settled and ready for learning.

I work with children 1:1 to provide regular opportunities for children to share their thoughts, feelings and worries, working with them over a period of time to help improve their experience at school. I also deliver small group sessions to help support children in practicing social skills, building and supporting friendships, and giving them a calming space to settle or transition at key points of the day.

If you feel that our pastoral team can support you or your child/ren please let us know. We can be spotted around school grounds during school drop off and pick ups. Or you can contact us via the school office. 

To contact the Pastoral team you can either call the school office on 0117 3772186 or email