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Lakeside Primary School

Hatherley Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HR

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Pastoral Support Lead

My name is Katie Blackwell and I am delighted to be the Pastoral Support Lead at Lakeside Primary School.

My role as Pastoral Support Lead is to support and make a difference to children at the school who experience social and emotional barriers to learning, such as social skills, behaviour, mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The implementation of a pastoral programme will build on your child’s ability to feel safe, happy, involved and able to perform to their potential in school, developing both academically and personally. 

I create bespoke pastoral interventions to address the needs of groups and individuals, developing effective links between all staff, parents and other professionals who contribute to the education of individual learners.

This work will be completed in and out of the classroom. 

If you have any specific questions concerning your child, please speak to their class teacher initially who will then refer them onto  me if this is required. 

Trailblazer Programme | Mental Health Support Teams in Schools

We are delighted that our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new, national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.

We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to introduce Mental Health Support Teams into schools.

We hope that these teams will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.

This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to make a referral to the service, please contact either Mr Jordan or Miss Hinch

Links to local services 

Trailblazers Privacy Notice May 2021
Pastoral Support Tiers
Graduated Response to Mental Health
A useful guide for parents in need of support