Shelley Primary School

Pastoral Team

We would like to introduce the Shelley Primary School Pastoral Team, which is made up of Mrs Sillett, Mrs Scott and Mrs Malins.

Mrs Sillett - SENCO

I am delighted to introduce myself as the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) for Shelley Primary. My main responsibility involves leading and managing provision for pupils who have special educational needs. I spend my time in school doing a wide-range of activities including co-ordinating provision for our SEN children; talking to all staff about our children and how we can best support them; talking to families and liaising with external agencies and professionals. I work closely with Linda Scott and Sally Malins as part of the Pastoral Team. I am always very happy to meet with families and you can make an appointment to speak with me through the school office.

Mrs Scott – Home School Link Worker

- Part of the Safeguarding Team.

- Part of the Pastoral Team. 

- Support and undertake a role within Early Help Plans, Child In Need Plans and CP Plans.

- Liaise with external agencies. 

- Attendance and Lateness Monitoring.

- Support and build strong relationships with parents and carers.

- Support teaching staff with behaviour and emotional issues.

- Regular meetings with The Early Help Team.

Mrs Malins – Learning Mentor

Hello, I'm Mrs Malins the Learning Mentor and ELSA for Shelley Primary School.

The aim of a Learning Mentor is to remove barriers to learning, working with your child allowing them to succeed, building their self-esteem and self-confidence. 

 ELSAs (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) have been trained to support children with emotional difficulties. An ELSA is a warm and caring person that will help your child to feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. 

Interventions are planned they can be carried out in a weekly 1:1 or in small groups sessions, they usually last up to half a term, depending on the child's individual need. Children are then monitored by staff and may require more sessions or extra support when big changes occur such as, moving house or transitioning to a new class.

Sessions are planned around the child's interest, emotional needs and gives the child an opportunity to talk in a relaxed, safe space. Session will last for about 30 minutes.