Pastoral Support

Ms Amy Whittle

Safeguarding, Pastoral and Inclusion Lead

The Role of the Safeguarding, Pastoral and Inclusion Lead (SPIL) at Rossmore School

Hi, I'm Ms Whittle, and my job here at Rossmore is to make sure all children feel safe and happy and able to meet their potential. This includes supporting and promoting good attendance and punctuality; offering support for families and children with their emotional well-being, and the celebration and promotion of inclusion. 

Inclusion is about positively striving to meet the needs of different people and creating an environment where everyone feels respected and able to achieve their full potential.

It is important that children feel they belong, are engaged and connected. Rossmore is a school that celebrates all people, irrespective of race, gender, disability or other attribute which can be perceived as different. 


To support the emotional well-being of our children, I use interventions and programmes such as - 

- forest school

- one to one sessions

- anxiety management

- anger management

- bereavement/ trauma support

- support with family changes and/ or separation

- friendship difficulties

- social skills

- self-esteem development

- nurture groups

- Lego therapy

- play therapy

- emotional recognition and regulation


To help signpost and support families, I also work with the following outside agencies

- Early Intervention and Support

- Catch22


- Housing

- Cheshire West and Chester SEN team

- Cheshire West and Cheshire Information Advice and Support Service


- Community Paediatrics

- The Autism Service

- Cheshire Young Carers

- West Cheshire Local Safeguarding Children Board


- The Samaritans

- Child Bereavement UK

If you have any worries or questions, please ring or call into school and I'd be very happy to discuss worries, concerns or ideas to best support you and your family. 



Inclusion Day - March 15th 2019

Useful websites and links...


Internet/ App Safety

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online


Report a concern about a child

TAF (Team Around the Family) information

Domestic Abuse help and support

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Drugs and Alcohol advice and support

Cheshire West and Chester Local Offer

Cheshire West Information Advice and Support Service

Cheshire West Local Safeguarding Child Board

     Bereavement, loss & grief in young children

Winston's Wish

Child Bereavement UK

     Young Carers

Cheshire Young Carers

Carers Trust4All



Cheshire West and Chester Housing




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Rossmore School

Red Lion Lane, Little Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 1HF

0151 329 3688

Headteacher: Mrs S E Davis-McCoy