This accessible resource presents guidelines for creating an emotionally and socially healthy school and offers case studies that illustrate how good practice improves behavior and promotes inclusion.

Pastoral Support and Access to Services

Pastoral support and access to services

School provision for one-to-one advice and support for accessing this support in the community is at least as important as curriculum provision. This chapter outlines some of the key opportunities that are available. It includes:

  • An overview of peer support
  • Advice on responding to critical events
  • Provision of and referral to one to one advice and support

Peer Support

McLaughlin and Alexander (2004) emphasise the importance of peer relationships, they draw on an analysis of research into adolescence and social change and argue that peer relationships and interactions are of increasing importance for adolescence. They assert that schools are a key site for supporting the development of constructive peer relationships and that the existing emphasis on ...

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