Our Student Welfare officers are available to all of our students who need them. They are the link between students and their head of year and their role is shared by four members of staff. They are a strong, happy and helpful team. Meet…
Student Welfare Officers
“I joined Penair in 2009 as a teaching assistant before joining the PSW (Pastoral Support Worker) team and haven’t looked back since. My main concern is the health and well being of my year group. This includes the ability to offer support and encouragement whilst encouraging resilience and independence. Both of my children were educated at Penair so I can appreciate both sides of any situation. I’m always available to listen and not to judge and I try to offer the kind of support I would have liked to receive as a parent without being patronizing or perceived as interfering. I like to consider myself a link between home and school.”
“I have been working at Penair School for five years and I’m currently Pastoral Support Worker for the year 11 cohort. Working closely with Director of Learning, Mrs Hosking, I monitor attendance and punctuality, keep close contact with families/carers and meet regularly with students to assist them with any difficulties they may be experiencing in school.
I am looking forward to meeting and working with the new year 7s in September and helping them through their journey at Penair.”
“My name is Carole Butler and I am the Senior Pastoral Support Worker and Deputy Safeguarding Officer. I have worked at Penair School for more than 7 years in various Pastoral and Safeguarding roles and now have responsibility for running the Pastoral Support Team, as well as working closely with the Director of Learning and tutor team for Year 7. I support the Year 7 students with regards any pastoral issues they may have and monitor their attendance. An important part of my role is to provide good communication between home and school in order to ensure the happiness and safety of Year 7 students. Penair School has an amazing Pastoral Support Team and it is my pleasure to be part of such a dedicated and experienced team, who work ceaselessly every day to ensure that all pupils are supported and nurtured whenever necessary in order to enable them to be successful, confident young people. My role is varied and unpredictable and every day is different and busy, but the aspect I love most is the unique opportunity I have to make a difference for young people when they need someone to listen to them or support them through a challenging time; the rewards are huge when I see them smiling, happy and fully engaged in everything that Penair has to offer.”
"I joined Penair in 2010 as a teaching assistant working 1:1 with individual students. I worked predominantly with students on the autistic spectrum as I have a son with Aspergers and Tourettes syndrome. I became a PSW in 2014. As well as working closely with Mrs Miller, the head of year,my role also covers many aspects. These include: health and well-being, attendance, friendship issues and sometimes just an ear to listen. I try to develop a good relationship between home and school so that the student and their families feel that they are supported whenever they make contact with me. I also try to encourage independence and resilience so that when students they leave Penair they feel confident and in charge of their future."
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