The Work of the Pastoral Team at Pathways Academy

Supportive Curriculum

The Supportive Curriculum is delivered by Jane Brailsford and Zarda Fazil who are our two Senior Learning Mentors who are part of the Pastoral Team.

The Supportive Curriculum is a bespoke package of support delivered to children in the academy. The aim is to develop children’s social and emotional wellbeing by them accessing the following interventions.

Time to talk - A programme to develop oral and social interaction skills by developing the following Listening, increasing understanding and use of concepts and vocabulary, conversational skills – eye contact – taking turns – sharing – asking /answering questions attention and memory, making and keeping friends awareness of the needs and feelings of others.

Anger Management

Positive People - A program to promote a positive self-image, to enable children to develop effective social skills, healthy relationships and greater confidence and motivation to tackle the challenges of life

Powerplay - An adult directed structured play group that incorporates playful, cooperative, and nurturing activities that enhance the emotional wellbeing of children

Keep Cool - A programme to support young people to manage their emotions successfully 

1:1 Coaching and Mentoring - Weekly sessions to support young people to recognise their strengths and how to achieve goals for the future.

Daily Support

Jane and Zarda are available from 8:00am all throughout the day to support children who have concerns or worries.

During playtime and lunchtime children can spend time with them as part of a package of support or just to drop in for a chat.

Oscar our Academy Dog

Oscar comes into school most days and is very popular with the children. They love spending time with him and he is amazing with children who are having a particularly difficult day.

Family Support

Jane and Zarda are very experienced in supporting families who have issues at home. They can offer a broad range of advice and are available anytime.


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