Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

Pastoral Care

 School closure letters                              Letter 1 6/1/20- Resources

Websites offering support during the closure period-

Information on anxiety in children; for parents

Building self-esteem: information for parents

Happy Maps -

 Well being resources

A toolkit for dealing with the lockdown

A toolkit for managing anxiety and wellbeing

A mindfulness calendar with 5 minute daily activities- these are lovely!

 Hands  Welcome to our Pastoral Care Web Page 

At Cathedral Primary School we aim to support pupils to achieve their best educationally, socially and emotionally. 

Pastoral Leader: Katherine Bailey

Pastoral Support Mentor: Alex Lewis

A Pastoral team is here to:

  • Listen
  • Offer support
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Identify the barriers to learning and set targets
  • Offer encouragement and build self-esteem and confidence

The role of the Pastoral team:

  • To support and work alongside parents in addressing pastoral concerns impacting on their child’s learning and development.
  • To work with staff in ensuring good pupil support and build upon the caring and respectful relationships that exist between staff, pupils and families.
  • To provide support for individual children; listening and talking to children who may need support in a variety of pastoral issues, for example, self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, managing feelings, anxieties/worries, separation and developing social and friendships skills.
  • Responding to situations as they arise within school.
  • Meeting with parents/carers to discuss issues relating to their child.
  • To ‘signpost’ families to outside services for appropriate provision and support.

Who does the Pastoral team work with?

  • Individuals and groups of children
  • Teachers and other members of staff
  • Parents/carers
  • External agencies such as; Play Therapist, North Star Outreach, Social Services, Police, Health Professionals, Education Welfare Service, Families in Focus, Doctors and nurses. 

Pastoral Support Mentor: Alex Lewis

Working alongside the Pastoral Lead is our Pastoral support mentor (PSM). She will be working with children in both key stages. This may include 1:1 check ins, social skills work, providing lunch time clubs and responding to situations as they arise within the school. 


  • Pupils – any child in the school can ask to speak to our Pastoral team if they have a problem or a worry at school or at home.  They can do this by either approaching Miss Bailey or Miss Lewis or by asking a member of staff. A suitable time will then be arranged to meet.
  • Parents/carers – if you have a pastoral concern regarding your child then you can phone the school, speak to your child’s class teacher or make an appointment to see Miss Bailey. Contact can be made through the school office or email -

Within our school there is: Elsa, Play Therapy and Parent Gym 

click the links below to find out more:


quotes from parents who have attended parent gym:

Reassuring, enlightening and practical”

“...Parent Gym gave me practical parenting tips, in a safe non-judgmental space that has made me feel more relaxed and confident caring for my ‘spirited’ children. I would recommend it to anyone who feels like they aren’t getting everything quite right when it comes to the kids, and anyone who seeks a calmer home life.”

“As a parent of two autistic boys I was doubtful whether this course could be something I really need. But I was curious how other families cope, what their lives look like. I was anxious in the beginning that I might feel isolated, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. The course was such an eye opener. Not only did I get so much great advice, tips and ideas of how to manage our life much better, but I also got to know other parents. The isolation illusion is completely gone now."

Families in Focus Bulletin
Wellbeing Webinars for Parents & Carers