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Pastoral Support

Willoughby has high expectations of pupil behaviour and attitudes outlined in our values and ethos. Our pastoral support is an integral part of academy life, complimenting teaching and learning and working tirelessly to remove any barriers to a pupil’s attendance and attainment.

Our Pastoral Manager works closely with all stakeholders and external agencies ensuring pupils can fulfil their potential whilst flourishing into valued citizens.  This is achieved through teacher or parent/carer referrals, enabling targeted support and intervention to address concerns.  The aim is to equip pupils with skills needed to develop emotional resilience and strategies to self-regulate.

Willoughby has a ‘Nurture Hub’ providing pupils with a safe place during the academy day. The hub is equipped to engage pupils in de-escalation strategies as well as planned intervention session. Sessions usually last between 20 and 30 minutes and progress is discussed with parents/carers at the end of each term.