Pastoral Care

We want everyone in our school community to feel well supported. We believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child and their family. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils, their families and the wider community. 

Our Pastoral Team work together with pupils so they can lead fulfilling lives at school and beyond. All our staff model to students how to look after themselves and others;encouraging them to seek help, support or advice whenever they need it. Pastoral care underpins personal development and we know from experience that with outstanding pastoral care, students feel they belong and their self-esteem is able to flourish because they feel valued and cared for.  The Pastoral Support Team are a 'one stop shop' to advise, support and signpost parents for any difficulties that may arise at anytime, such as financial issues, housing, secondary applications or the need for food parcels.

Supporting the pastoral needs of some pupils and families sometimes involves working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.   

Laurance Haines School was the first school in the UK to receive the  National Nurturing School Award. It is in recognition of the excellent work that goes on in the whole school to support the children's social, emotional and mental health development and it embeds the six principles of nurture throughout the whole school. We also proud to  have a Quality Marked Majorie Boxall Nurture Group which is deemed an outstanding provision to support KS1 children's social, emotional and mental health. It is a successful early intervention to ensure children have a positive start to school life. 

Here, you can find all the local information you need, in one place. Click on the links on the left hand side of the page to take you to various pages which contain lots of local information, including Watford NHS Doctors, Free School Meal Applications, Local Preschools, and so on.