Pastoral Support Leader

Pastoral Support Leader

Mr J Farmer, St Mary’s Farnham Royal Pastoral Support Leader (PSL)

At St Mary’s we understand that many children and families experience difficult times which can make a happy, successful school and home life a struggle. If you have worries or concerns about your child, you can always talk to their class teacher, senior team member or the head teacher as they know your child and can work with you to address any issues. 


However, for whatever reason, you might not feel able to or there may be other problems which parents/carers need some help with.  One of the roles of the PSL is to work closely with children and families who may be experiencing difficulties.


Here at St Mary’s the emotional welfare of our pupils is of the greatest importance and having a dedicated PSL enables these issues to be given the time and care needed to be sensitively and compassionately worked through together. We seek to break down the barriers to learning and help you to deal with challenges in a positive way so that all children can be successful and make good progress.


The Pastoral Support Leader tries to support families in different ways:


-          Listen and appreciate parents/carers issues and offer suggestions and advice for individuals and families on


  • behaviour management,
  • boundaries,
  • effective routines,
  • school attendance,
  • e-safety,
  • homework support,
  • strategies for learning.
  • Advising and support to new members of the school community
  • Any other support with life’s challenges


-          The PSL can also refer and signpost to other services available within Slough and South Buckinghamshire.

Would you like a friendly chat? Do you know where to go for any advice/support? Do you know what’s going in your area?

Please email me at  to make an appointment or to ask for advice. Alternatively you can leave a message for me at the school office and I will contact you as soon as possible. 

                                                                              Mr J Farmer – Pastoral Support Leader