This course is aimed at supporting Pastoral Leaders/Workers in finding the best way to make a difference. Rather than seeing pastoral care as a ‘bolt on’ to formal education, this course will explore how we can all successfully support students in addressing their barriers to learning, making pastoral care an integral part of school life.


  • Explore the meaning of pastoral care and the role it plays in schools
  • Develop and review strategies for successful intervention and assessment
  • Take away course materials which include templates of tools demonstrated and full course notes
  • Discuss and share examples of good practice
  • Reflect on current practice and plan next steps
COURSE DATES London, Tue 27 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Senior leaders responsible for pastoral care
Pastoral Leaders and anyone with responsibility for Pastoral Care
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch

9.00 AM – 9.30 AM:Registration, introductions and refreshments


9:30 AM – 10.00 AM:Exploring Pastoral Care

  • Define Pastoral Care
  • Barriers to learning
  • Role of Pastoral Worker

10.00 AM – 10.45 PM:Psychological theory on meeting needs

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Creating a whole school approach
  • Examples of whole school practice

10.45 PM – 11.00 AM:Discussion: coffee break


11.00 AM – 12.00 PM:Identifying and assessing needs

  • Who does what, when?
  • ‘Plan, do and review’
  • Assessment methods

12.00 PM – 13.00 PM:Lunch and informal discussion


14.00 PM – 14.15 PM:Intervention

  • Strategies for successful intervention
  • Stepping up/stepping down
  • Liaising with CAMHS and other agencies

14.15 PM – 15.00 PM:Case Studies

  • Creating action plans
  • Communicating with other staff
  • Building effective team relationships

15.00 PM – 15.15 PM:Reflection

  • Where are we now?
  • Where would we like to be?
  • How will we get there?

15.15 PM – 15.30 PM:Questions, discussion and feedback

Heather Fowler

The course is led by Heather Fowler, a practising Pastoral Manager, Kidsafe UK Tutor and mother. She is a specialist in challenging behaviour and supporting children with complex emotional needs with 13 years’ experience working within the education sector. From her experience of developing small and specialist learning environments within both mainstream and special settings, Heather has solid beliefs that Pastoral Care is essential in order to facilitate effective learning. She is able to provide expert knowledge and direction on how to establish successful Pastoral Care in schools, and developing the skills required.