At North Mead we are aware that some children require emotional and pastoral support at some point in their educational journeys. Pastoral care is the provision we make to ensure the physical and emotional welfare of our children.
The Graduated Response helps us to recognise when our children and families require targeted or specialist support to meet their physical, emotional and health needs and to remove any barriers to them succeeding.
Universal support refers to the support accessible to all children and families at North Mead. Despite the challenges our families face, the large majority of children and families stay in the Universal Support section.
Targeted support refers to support and interventions delivered using the educational settings resources and led by a member of staff.
Specialist support is provided when it is agreed through consultation with relevant professionals and family/carers at targeted support that, alongside the adjustments, interventions and support provided by school, additional support from an external provider is appropriate. Likely to come from removing barriers meetings.