Life can often throw some very difficult situations and challenges making it hard to share our thoughts and feeling with friends or families. As part of our support to young people, the PHASE team offer pastoral support sessions for pupils, which provides a safe space to talk personally and openly.
These may be 20-30 minute one-to one session within the school day, to give time and space for young people to share what is happening and to have the listening ear of an impartial person.
Team members who undertake pastoral support have received training and coaching in mentoring, child protection and safeguarding. However, it is important to recognise that this is not a ‘professional counselling’ provision.
We always work closely with the school pastoral teams and Heads of Year.