Meeting the pastoral needs of our pupils is crucial if they are going to access education. At point of entry all pupils are assigned both a Case Manager (teacher) who oversees the academic aspects of school life, and a Reintegration and Support Officer (RSO) who supports the pupils’ pastoral needs. The RSO will normally be the point of contact for families and will liaise closely with health and other professionals where necessary. There is a strong team approach with both Case Manager and RSO working collectively to balance academic and pastoral needs.
RSOs at Pilgrim
RSO’s support pupils from the point of referral to the point of transition, whether this be reintegration back into mainstream or moving into post-16 provision. They provide pastoral support in the form of home visits to assess need and build relationships, familiarisation work to enable pupils to access a base/engage in education more confidently, daily intervention as needed - including Time to Talk – and ongoing support with preparation for transition. RSO’s work closely with mainstream settings and other agencies to co-ordinate support for pupils and are involved with TAC/CIN/CP meetings, review meetings, and also feed into the EHCP process. RSO’s are actively involved in safeguarding work within the school and are fully trained in mental health and how to support a variety of needs effectively.