At Rothwell Victoria Junior School, we are fully committed to safeguarding, inspiring, challenging and promoting the wellbeing of everyone, especially children and young people, enabling them to become:
We expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at our school.
Information for children
The Pastoral Welfare Officer at Rothwell Victoria is Mrs Marwood.
I work within school to help you with problems you feel you cannot manage by yourself. Sometimes you may feel it is hard to talk to someone at home or your class teacher as maybe you feel they won’t understand. You might feel scared about talking about your problems but I am here to help. Just chatting to me could stop your problem getting worse, too big and out of control. I will always listen to you, offer help, advice and support, and help you enjoy your time at Rothwell Victoria.
When can I see you?
You can find me at playtimes and lunchtimes around school or sometimes I will see you during lesson time. You can ask your class teacher if you can call in to the school office too.
Information for parents
Mrs Marwood works within school to create a safe environment where children feel able to discuss their feelings and concerns, and parents are confident that any issues they wish to discuss will be handled appropriately and with discretion.
To work with children to enhance their self-worth and self-confidence and supporting them in developing resilience.
To ensure that children feel valued and that they respect the views of others.
To promote the school's Positive Behaviour Policy and respect for the rights and responsibilities of staff, pupils, and parents.
To encourage children to show respect and understanding of those whose culture, beliefs, or lifestyle may be different from their own.
To ensure there is good communication between school, parent/guardians, and external agencies.
To encourage children to take responsibility for their own actions, to develop self-discipline and self-respect, and to set themselves goals and targets.
To support children to develop an understanding of themselves as individuals, as well as developing a respect and understanding of other people and their needs.
To help children gain an understanding of the world in which they live and support them in preparing for the next stage of their life.
Identify potential barriers to learning
Support individual children or groups of children to improve social skills, form relationships with friends, family and staff
Support teachers and other staff members
Support parents and carers
Improve attendance and punctuality
Help children achieve their potential
What strategies do I use to help children?
1:1 mentoring sessions to talk about issues and address how these may be overcome
Group activities such as nurture or friendship groups
Support with homework and reading
Offer an ‘open door’ policy
Liaise with parents and other agencies when this is in the best interest of the child/ family/ school
What can parents do to help?
Discuss any concerns with Mrs Marwood
Talk to your child about problems/ concerns they may have and contact school to seek advice
Attend all parent’s evenings
Ensure your child is attending school and is punctual
Support your child with homework and reading
Keep up-to-date with school newsletters
Read the school website on a regular basis
If you have any pastoral concerns about any of our children, or if there are personal or family concerns that you feel may affect them and which you would like to discuss please contact. Mrs Marwood is a Designated Child Protection Officer and is trained in both Adult and Children’s Mental Health First Aid.