It is important that children feel they are known, safe, valued and respected.
Our class teachers take the lead in pastoral care, getting to know parents and carers swiftly through the many formal and informal opportunities that are provided. All teaching and support staff are involved too, reporting children's successes to the class teacher, so that achievements can be celebrated and shared.
Pupils have PSHE lessons throughout the week. We meet together as a whole school for assembly each Friday: here, we share news and celebrate successes. Pupils are encouraged to see themselves in the context of the wider school community.
Inside Pimlico Primary, there is a Place2Be room where children can express themselves and to think about any worries through talking, creative work and play. Trained adults called School Project Managers support this process, helping children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships. Place2Be is the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Place2Be works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular timetabled support for those who will benefit most. All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups.
Our unique character education curriculum is designed to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. Endorsed by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the, ‘world's greatest living explorer,’ Commando Joe’s delivers exciting weekly lessons based on the ’RESPECT’ model: