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Running Students

Pastoral Support


The Hedgehogs Nest is a calm, colourful and private space. Children’s work is displayed and the room is a safe and accessible environment for pupils. Hedgehogs is a place that children can come if they are having any problems at school or home, or if they want to talk about their feelings/worries. These may involve family, friendships, managing emotions, behaviour, transition, bereavement etc. The name ‘Hedgehogs’ represents the prickly issues in life, that are sometimes difficult to talk about. 

Our Learning Mentors will: 
  • Provide support and guidance to individuals and groups of children 

  • Encourage children to take care of their mental health and well-being 

  • Promote positive attitudes and encourage children to achieve their potential 

  • Support effective transition at various stages of school life for children 

  • Develop/maintain professional relationships and contact with pupils, parents/carers and   external agencies 

  • Provide a safe environment for children to talk openly 

  • Help to remove barriers to learning 

  • Improve social skills and emotional development 

  • Support children to develop confidence, independence and responsibility 

  • Promote resilience and positive self-esteem 

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