Pupil Welfare

Pupil Welfare

We want every child at St Margaret's to feel happy, safe and confident. High priority is given to pupil welfare and all staff monitor the children’s happiness and well being and their social and emotional development.
 
As a school we have invested in the THRIVE programme which provides support to pupils experiencing social and emotional difficulties. This support could be short-term following a single traumatic incident, or may be longer term support, as needed. We have several members of staff who are licensed THRIVE practitioners and who work with children during times of difficulty.
 
If you have any concerns about your child’s well being please talk to either your child’s class teacher or a member of the pastoral team.  Our pastoral team includes Mrs Pike (Deputy Head / SENCO); Mrs Wills (Lead Pastoral Teaching Assistant and THRIVE worker) and Mrs De Rosa (Family Support Worker). Mr Hughes is also available if you have concerns about your child's well being. 

Family Support
Our family support worker, Carrie De Rosa, is in school all day Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  If you have any concerns around parenting, fussy eating, difficult bedtimes or difficult behaviour generally at home please come and talk to Carrie.  An appointment can be arranged by telephoning the main school office (327090) or by contacting Carrie herself on her work mobile (07917 204820). In addition, Carrie will be available between 9am and 10am on a Monday morning for a casual 'drop-in'.  Please look out for her on the gates after half term! Carrie is happy to work with parents either in school or at home and is enjoying being part of our school community.
 
 
Happiness and Well-being Award
In the Summer term of 2016 we were awarded the Happiness and Well-Being Award in recognition of all we do to ensure the children's well being is at the forefront of school life. We are proud to be the first school in Torbay to receive this award.