Pastoral Team

Here at Atkinson House School, the pastoral support we provide is of utmost importance. We aim to support our students to develop their social, emotional and mental health. Our pastoral team work all around the school and positive social emotional and mental health is embedded in our curriculum within wellbeing and social development sessions. 

Who are we?

Assistant Head (SENCO / Inclusion): Emily Baty

Family Liaison Manager & EHCP Caseworker: Lisa Culling 

THRIVE Manager: Deborah Notley

Learning Community Manager KS3: Emma Tray

Learning Community Manager KS4: Tina Reay

Learning Support Assistants: Chloe Arkle, Jordan Robinson, Laura Griffin, Lawrence Watson, Jack Hopper.


What is our role?

  • Learning support in lessons – All classes have a high staff to student ratio to ensure students have increased access to support to help them achieve academic success

  • SEMH Support – Providing general support during their school days, our support staff build strong relationships with our students

  • SEMH Intervention – Our support staff work with small groups or on a 1:1 basis with our students providing SEMH interventions to support students in developing social and emotional resilience

  • Home School Liaison – All of our staff work closely with parents and carers, providing weekly updates and termly meetings 

  • Family Support – Signposting and supporting families accessing external services 

  • Attendance Support – Supporting students and families with attendance worries