Welcome to Bollin Primary School

Email: bollinprim.admin(at)trafford.gov.uk 

Telephone: 0161 928 8900

Pastoral Support

At Bollin we believe it is of crucial importance to create an atmosphere in which all pupils feel secure; know they are valued as individuals; are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development in a healthy and safe environment.


Our curriculum encourages the development of skills to equip pupils to deal with the challenges they face in life, as well as providing opportunities for pupils to exercise individual and social responsibility.

All staff share responsibility for the care and welfare of all pupils to support the needs of all pupils.

At Bollin we aim to encourage and develop pupils to:

  • be interested in learning with a keen sense of personal worth;
  • be confident in relationships with peers, parents, teachers and other adults;
  • be able to cope with success and failure; joy and sorrow; the ups and downs of everyday life;
  • demonstrate a responsible attitude towards self and others;
  • be able to apply a range of coping strategies to suitable manage a situation;
  • have a fundamental understanding of social skills necessary for adult life;
  • develop a resilient attitude to overcoming personal difficulties


At Bollin we also recognise that, at times, children need bespoke support that focuses on nurturing and supporting their individual needs at that time. We ensure that the support needed is recognised and provided, with teachers and support staff working together. We support a range of children who are having emotional difficulties that can impact on their learning; supporting their well-being and helping reduce barriers to learning.

Mrs Weightman is our Pastoral Lead and, working alongside staff, provides a range of interventions to support emotional well- being:

  • The Orchard is a space where children can go to feel safe and secure, to calm down or have time out.
  • Supporting the children and parents in the playground at the beginning of the school day.
  • Liaising with teachers and check at the beginning of each day for children needing support.
  • 1-1 sessions with identified vulnerable children.
  • In class support
  • Social groups (social and emotional needs, behaviour, friendships)
  • Worry boxes in each class for children to raise any worries or concerns.


We also recognise the importance of a positive home-school relationship which we strive to foster. Where pastoral needs arrive we always inform and discuss with parents so that together we can work to best meet the needs of the child.