Project information

Sutton School Pastors

Sutton School Pastors care for and supports a 'school community'. They promote safety and aim to reduce anti-social behaviour. School pastors are there to listen, care and help young people to become good citizens. We are there to listen non-judgementally to the concerns of young people.

September 2012 - December 2020

Charity information: Sutton Community Works

Sutton Community Works
  • Need


    Reducing anti-social behaviour after school. During school times to provide a listening ear to young people struggling at school, with relationships at home. Young people sometimes do not have a significant appropriate Adult to share their concerns with. This can lead to internalising their worries, and anger which can then externalise in poor academic performance and sometimes anti-social and disruptive behaviours.


    By providing a visible presence in and outside the school one afternoon a week and to provide a listening ear to the problems of young people in partnership with the school's pastoral system.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a listening ear so that young people can talk to an appropriate adult


    » By offering a listening service by appointment through the school's support system

    What success will look like

    The numbers of students who are referred to us and evidence from the school that they have worked through whatever the particular issues they are facing.

    Aim 2

    To reduce anti-social behaviour in and outside the school


    » Being a visible uniformed presence in and outside the school one afternoon a week

    What success will look like

    For the local safer neighbourhoods teams and the school to report reduction in anti-social behaviour in and around the school on that particular afternoon.

  • Impact


    To be part of a overall process and joint effort with the School to improve the overall academic and emotional well-being of students. This can be measured by academic results and improved attendance within the school.


    The number of volunteers able to give time on a regular basis. Also the funding to support a part-time coordinator to oversee the development of the work in Sutton Schools.


    On our websites and by newsletter and e-bulletins.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Salary co-ordination of volunteers and development of the work in new schools - 2 days a week
      £1,000 Publicity Promoting the work in Schools/Supporters

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Local Churches £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Currently we are seeking to work in two schools out of the 15 in the London borough of Sutton and want to extend it to other schools as appropriate.


    Some Schools are located in catchment areas where there is evidence of greater levels of social and material poverty as well as family breakdown. We would help all students but particularly those who maybe experiencing the effects of this deprivation.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are working in partnership and are integrated within the School's Pastoral System. All our volunteers are given 4 days initial training and subsequent on-going training.
    Whilst we are uniformed we are not seen as the Police, or parents or teachers and can offer a non-judgemental independent service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Richard Moffat

    Co-ordination of Volunteers and development of the Project within schools.


Salary for one day a week for coordinator