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The Role of the Pastoral Lead Course – Live Online

£155.00£185.00 + VAT

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9:00am – 3:00pm – Live online

The ‘Role of the Pastoral Lead’ training course is designed to provide a deeper understanding into the holistic work of the pastoral lead. This training provides information and practical ideas you can start using right away with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. The course concentrates on the key skills needed for the role and will support and develop knowledge and understanding around key issues such as wellbeing, attendance and punctuality, self-esteem, behaviour, hard to reach families, mental health and LGBT issues.



  • • Understand the role of the pastoral lead;
  • • Explore what is pastoral care;
  • • Create and share a vision for an effective pastoral system within your school;
  • • Effective ways to manage wellbeing, building self-esteem and building a whole-school approach to pastoral care;
  • • Understand excellent pastoral care for students;
  • • Understand how to build and develop an effective team;
  • • Look at practical strategies for managing behaviour and preventing school exclusions;
  • • Proven ways of working with parents and families and engaging hard to reach families;
  • • Identify mental health issues and effective intervention;
  • • Look at ways to support for students struggling with gender identity and LGBT issues in an inclusive environment.


Target Audience

Aimed at anyone who works directly or indirectly with students in a pastoral role who want to develop greater confidence and skills in working in the field of the school’s pastoral lead.

Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teaching assistant, pastoral care staff pastoral lead and pastoral lead teacher.



“The Role of the Pastoral Leader training through the NSM Training & Consultancy is extremely worthwhile. Very informative with a huge amount of resources recommended throughout the day.”

“Fantastic personality, keeping it light with the appropriate humour in between subjects. I would say I will feel confident in my ability to fulfil my role as a Pastoral lead effectively with the added experience from attending this course. I will definitely consider NSM Training & Consultancy again in the future for further training.”

“I really enjoyed the course. Learnt lots. The break out rooms were very effective and gave us opportunities to discuss different aspects of the role.”

‘The Role of the Pastoral Leader is a great course. Very insightful and really nice that the course allows open conversation between all participants and lead speaker. Big shout out to Sam who has really kept the momentum of the training going.’

Excellent and very well informed presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed pastoral lead course. Thank you so much, and thank you Samantha.’

Great virtual training day! Really friendly, helpful and lots of great ideas resources and ideas shared that can realistically be embedded in schools. Thank you!’

Great training day today with Sam. Some great resources given & ideas shared. It’s been really helpful to talk to members of staff from different school across the country.’

‘I would say I will feel confident in my ability to fulfill my role as a Pastoral lead effectively with the added experience from attending this course.  I will definitely consider NSM Training & Consultancy again in the future for further training.’

‘I really enjoyed the course. Learnt lots. The best part was the break out rooms where we had opportunities to discuss different aspects of the role.’



Samantha Garner


Further information

Times: 9:30am – 3:00pm live online training via Zoom
Trainer will be in the room at 9:15am and until 3:30pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Breaks for mid morning and afternoon including an hour for lunch will also be given.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the training. We want to make this your day.


Your Pack

Information and links will be emailed to you prior and during the course.
Your pack including handouts, a M&S gift voucher for food, snack pen and notepad will be posted to you prior to the course.
We will ensure that the training day is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.
This course is also available as in-house / INSET training at your school. Contact us for details.

Additional information

Date and Location

22nd October 2021, 2nd December 2021, 30th September 2021 – SOLD OUT, 4th October 2021