Pastoral Worker

My name is Josephine Gilliland and I am Pastoral Support Worker across Travis St Lawrence CE primary School. My role is to work with and support children. This may involve a child learning to work alongside others through small group work or may be on a one to one basis where a child just needs opportunity to talk, build self esteem or develop their confidence through a range of activities, for example by working through scenarios, playing games or through the use of art activities.


At times children may experience significant events within their home environment. It is part of my role to work alongside these children to enable them to come to terms with difficult issues, supporting them to come to carry on learning effectively.


Making good connections between school and families is vital to the way children learn and so my role continues to develop with parents in order to provide more whole family support and more consistency between school and home within children’s lives.


If you would like to speak with me at any time, please call into the upper or lower school office.