Haydonleigh Primary School

Haydonleigh Primary School

I am talented, together we are amazing !

Haydon Court Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 1JP



Pastoral Room

haydonleigh pastoral care


Pastoral care and the children’s experiences and expressions within it, are managed by Mrs Lisa Workman and supported by the following:


Mrs Liz Buckett and Mrs Rachel King. 

The key aspects of support the Pastoral Team offers can be summarised as follows: 

  • pupil wellbeing
  • anger management
  • self-esteem
  • friendship
  • positive communication
  • managing feelings
  • loss and bereavement
  • separation and divorce
  • social skills

We plan and deliver programmes that offer support both individually and to small groups.  Research shows that supporting emotionally vulnerable children within school often leads to improved outcomes in terms of their school performance and well being. 

Pastoral care is an important factor in seeking to prevent problems (both personal and academic) from arising. Good pastoral care is proactive rather than reactive.

Quality pastoral care in a school will lead to higher academic performance. There is no question that pupils with high self-esteem, who are essentially content and well-motivated, will work better.

Good pastoral care will raise the standards of behaviour in school. Research suggests that pupils with high self-esteem on average behave better than those with a low self-image. Good pastoral care defuses rather than escalates situations and leads to enhanced relationships between staff and pupils.

At Haydonleigh, all children will learn how to make informed choices about their emotional and mental well-being and the importance of these in school, home and adult life. 

For further information on Young Carers please click on the following links:





 Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Miriam Rosen said:

'Nurture groups help support some of the country’s most vulnerable children. Well-planned, rigorous intervention that focuses on academic as well as social, emotional and behavioural progress can make a huge difference to the lives of children who might otherwise be left behind.'  


'Human being’ 

Each of us is unfinished, a work in progress. Perhaps it would be most accurate to add the word ‘yet’ to all our assessments of ourselves and each other. Jon has not learned compassion …yet. I have not developed the courage…yet.

It changes everything.....


Remen,R.N (1996



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