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Pastoral Care

Kirsty Cooper  - Inclusion Manager & DDSL Nicola Cass - Learning Mentor pastoral care image of learner from Kassia Academy playing guitar pastoral care image of learner from Kassia Academy learning boxing

Pastoral Care

Supporting our learners in understanding their emotions forms the basis of our pastoral care package and is key to enabling their success.

We understand that many of our young people have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Our aim is to enable our learners to understand and manage their emotions and develop a range of coping strategies which they can draw from.

Kirsty Cooper is our Inclusion Manager & DDSL. Nicola Cass and Emma Wilcox work as our Learning Mentors, Kirsty, Nicola and Emma work with every child at Kassia providing interventions and support for all learners.

Kirsty, Nicola and Emma are always on hand to support learners when they become overwhelmed and anxious. Proactive in their approach Kirsty, Nicola and Emma work closely with our young people from their initial inductions to daily support right through to re-integration if/when appropriate.

Our learning mentors are skilled practitioners and are trained in therapeutic care, trauma informed approaches and mental health support. Learners are supported through daily interaction and guidance, timetabled 1:1 sessions focussed on area of need and small group pastoral interventions.

All learners have access to our learning mentors support. In addition to working with learners in school our learning mentors often complete home visits if learners are struggling attending school.


External Agencies

Kirsty, Nicola and Emma work closely with our External Agencies ensuring learners get the help and support they need.

Often coming into school to deliver sessions and group interventions all of our learners have full access to the wrap around pastoral care they need.


Agencies we work closely with:

  • Warrington Wolves
  • Cheshire Police
  • NHS Health Team
  • We Are With You
  • Divert
  • Dellaglio Rugby Works
  • State of Mind
  • Local Authority Safeguarding Team
  • Motivational speakers such as Darryl Laycock
  • Tom Mellor, Phoenix Fire Boxing Club