Pastoral Support

Miss L Macey

Safeguarding, Pastoral and Inclusion Lead



During this time, you may be feeling more anxious, upset or unsettled than unusual. Please see below for some links that may help to provide some support for you during this time. Please remember that you can contact school on the usual email addresses and contact numbers and we will always try our best to support you in any way. 

If you have a concern about a child, you can still report this in the same way by ringing 0300 123 7039.

Stay safe.


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

Hi, I'm Miss Macey 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. 

We are currently in the process of becoming a Thrive school. The Thrive approach is “a dynamic, developmental and trauma-sensitive way of meeting the emotional and social needs of children, the Thrive Approach helps us to achieve our vision of a world in which children’s needs are better understood and met.” Through the identification of developmental gaps, we are then able to provide targeted intervention to help meet these needs. The resources provided can be used by all school staff in the education setting but sessions can also be created for parents/carers to try at home. This is key to helping the child succeed as we are one team who can work together to help meet the needs of each child. Please see for more information however information will be provided as we begin to infiltrate the approach into the school.


The intervention provided to the pupils will take place in a variety of forms depending on the needs of the child for example: 

- zones of regulation sessions

- anxiety management sessions

- bereavement/ trauma support sessions

- support with family changes and/ or separation

- social skills groups

- sibling relationship sesssions

- self-esteem development sessions

- self-identity sessions

- nurture groups

- play therapy


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. 


Helpful links

West Cheshire Food Bank

CWAC COVID-19 support

ICON - Babies Cry, You Can Cope

Housing Advice - Coronovirus

Domestic Violence Support

Samaritans Covid-19 Support

NHS - Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home

ReThink - Covid-19 advice and support

Mental Health UK - Covid-19 help and information

Supporting someone during Covid-19

Mind UK - Coronovirus and your well-being

What is Coronovirus? - fact sheet for kids

Children's guide to staying safe online

Parent's guide to digital safety

Coronovirus - A book for chldren

FACE COVID - looking after yourself

CAMHS Young People's Wellbeing Resource Pack

Coronovirus Advice for Parents - Cheshire West and Chester

ACEs Connection COVID-19

COVID-19: Advice from young people

COVID-19 Anti-baddies resilience toolkit

CWP Anxiety Advice

COVID-19 Attachment Trauma Network

Beacon House Resources

CWP Children and Young People's mental health resources

Advice and information from Dr Nadine Burke Harris, Paediatrcian

Lakeside COVID-19

CWP Mental Health Resource Pack

RCPCH advice and information

RCPCH advice for parents when child unwell or injured

Young Minds resources



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Rossmore School

Red Lion Lane, Little Sutton,

Ellesmere Port, CH66 1HF

0151 329 3688

Headteacher: Mrs S E Davis-McCoy