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Pastoral Support

Emma Betts – Pastoral Support 


Hello  My name is Emma and I am the pastoral lead at St. Stephens.  It is my role to support children with their social and emotional needs, lead our Thrive team and to work with families to help them with any support which may be needed at home.


Telephone: 01454 867175



Some examples of areas in which I can support parents are:

  • Attendance Issues
  • Behaviour Support
  • Classroom Issues e.g. behaviour/friendships etc
  • Family Learning
  • Family Circumstances affecting your child e.g. parental separation, bereavement etc
  • Free School Meals
  • Friendship Issues
  • Homework Concerns
  • Medical/Health Concerns
  • Offer signposting information to other agencies, e.g. School Nurse, CAMHS, Sure Start Transition Information
  • SATs concerns
  • Transition to Secondary School


Useful Links


Behaviour (NSPCC Encouraging Better Behaviour) (Listening to Children) (Family Lives – Discipline)


Domestic Abuse


Divorce and Separation


Health and Well-being (Off the record – mental health for 11-25 year olds) (Talking Therapies for adults) (Mental Health and wellbeing for young people) (Mental Health Charity) (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) (South Gloucestershire anxiety toolkit) (Sleeping) (Children’s bowel and bladder charity) (Support for dealing with cancer) (fun ideas to help children to eat well and keep healthy)


Bereavement (Bereavement care and advice) (Help for grieving children) (Help for children and their families suffering from the effects of a life threatening illness or death)


Additional Support (Help for carers of any age) (Support with SEND for parents, children and young people) (Foodbank, parent Buddies, parental Support) (Foodbank, parenting advice, play therapies) (Local support services for parents and play schemes)