Sometimes, children can experience new situations, feelings and emotions they do not always understand. This can be very stressful and confusing and it can stop them taking part in learning and fully enjoying school life. This might make them feel bad about themselves and change their relationships with friends, teachers and parents – which can be confusing for them too!
At the Pines, we don’t just teach subjects, we help young children to develop skills to grow. The Pines is now pleased to be able to offer pastoral support to our children.
Our Pastoral Lead, Mr Naylor (pictured below), offers a listening ear to our children who feel sad, angry, are having anxious thoughts or just feeling “wobbly”. He helps them explore and understand why, in “The Retreat” – our dedicated nurture place.