At Athelstan, we take great pride in the support which we offer our pupils and families. Our aim is to recognise, understand and then address any barriers, in a supportive manner. Our provision includes a large pastoral team, who are dedicated to supporting our learners with their academic needs, as well as their social and emotional well-being. Interventions are designed to support any pupil experiencing a barrier to learning and extra support is provided by key adults. This includes unstructured times of the school day, if needed. For pupils experiencing issues with friendships, we design friendship circles and social skills groups around the pupil, to support them. These positively impact on pupils, providing reassurance and support.