Pastoral Team

Woodland is a Community Primary School, which nurtures and promotes the importance of resilience in our pupils. The emotional/physical wellbeing and mental health of our pupils is at the forefront of everything we do. We offer a nurturing approach and believe building relationships with you and your child is key to offering the best support.

Our successful pastoral care programme means that your child feels safe, happy, involved and able to perform to their full potential.
Here at Woodland we pride ourselves on how we deliver this support. Whether it is help with behaviour management, transitions, signposting to other services, support with form filling or you just need someone to talk to, our door is always open.

Our Vision Statement for Wellbeing

“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” (World Health Organisation)

The emotional health and wellbeing of Woodland's school community (including staff, parents and pupils) is fundamental to our ethos and values. We recognise how important emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way physical health is.

In our school we believe that mental health is the responsibility of us all and we understand that anyone can suffer from mental health and wellbeing issues at some point in their life, Our school aims to support our community by implementing a range of strategies, pastoral support, signposting, referrals and an open ear. We also realise the role that stigma can play in preventing understanding and awareness of mental health issues. Therefore we aim to create an open and positive culture that encourages discussion and understanding of these issues, with sensitivity to individual needs.

Please feel free to contact any member of the team via the school office if you would like to discuss anything.

Meet the team




Keeley Taberner

Headteacher/ DSL

Vicky Beeley

Deputy Headteacher / DSL / Year 6

David Chadwick

Assistant Headteacher/ DSL / Year 4

IMG_0962.jpeg IMG_0929.jpeg IMG_0933.jpeg

Sofia Jones

Assistant Headteacher / Year 2

Christina Lacey


Christine Preston

SEN Assistant

IMG_0982.jpeg IMG_0905.jpeg IMG_0906.jpeg

Rebecca Allen

Mental Health First Aider/Nursery

Nicola Riozzi

Mental Health First Aider

Karen Collins

Mental Health Lead / Mental Health First Aider 




Peter Stockton

Chantrice Green



We are all here for you and can offer help and support if needed.


Useful links

Children and young people


Bereavement Winston Wishes

Young Minds  https://www.

Anna Freud


Twinkle House - offering sleep clinics (referral through GP)

CANW(Child Action North West)



Birchwood Centre 192 - 198 Ennerdale, Skelmersdale WN8 6AN 01695 728391


PULSE found in the Concourse Shopping Centre