Hannah Brayshaw

Pastoral Support

Lucy Bouweraerts

Pastoral Lead/ Deputy DSL

At Bowerham Primary and Nursery School all our staff are committed to meeting the needs of each individual child through a ‘child-centred’ approach. We believe that meeting children’s basic physiological and psychological needs helps to develop secure, confident and independent individuals that are eager to learn. Each year group has an ‘Overview of Needs’ and staff work hard to incorporate this into the curriculum, environment and class room practice and routines.

When children or families may need a bit more support, the pastoral team is available for this. We all go though difficult times and need a hand to help us. At Bowerham Primary and Nursery School, we have a dedicated team to help get children and families back on track. Together we are stronger!

Family Support

There are many agencies working hard in the local  community to help support families. Often Early Intervention can mean that families can get what they need, when they need it in order to improve outcomes for families and children. A thriving family means that children thrive. When a child thrives they succeed.

Please see our Thriving Families advice and support to help you get on track.

Information on Family Support in Lancashire can be found on their website.

Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. At Bowerham Primary and Nursery School we always consider what is in the best interests of the child.

For more information around our policies and procedures for Keeping Children Safe, please see:

Safeguarding Policy

Behaviour Policy

Looked After Child Policy

 

Please read Safeguarding Expectations Leaflet for a brief overview of safeguarding procedures and expectations.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Most families experience some form of trauma at some point in their life. Bowerham Primary and Nursery School is a Trauma Hub School. We help to support our families and the families of other schools through traumatic times. These traumas can have an adverse effect on a child’s development. By using trauma informed practice and being aware of the effect of adverse childhood experiences, we can help to support our children now- which will support them in years to come. It’s important that we are all ACE aware!

 

Little Book of ACEs