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Pastoral Care

There are lots of different services available to pupils and parents both within our school, and out in the wider community. Please click on the links below for further information.


Within Gobowen School


Learning Mentor

Mrs Ide is our Learning mentor



We have a PAT Dog in school called Tom. He comes into school once a week and is initially reading with the children. His handler is Mrs. French. If you would like to find out more about PAT dogs then please follow the link provided. 

Within the wider community

Shropshire Recovery Partnership

We provide a service across Shropshire to assist and support individuals affected by drug or alcohol use. SRP provides adults and young people with a range of treatment, one to one and group work support. The partnership has been commissioned by Shropshire Council to deliver services across the region. We have ‘Recovery Hubs’ in the main Towns.

 The Annexe, Castle View, 34 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
 Mondays: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
 Thursdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm
 call: 01743 294 700

U and I counselling

U&I Counselling is a voluntary service and the innovative vision of a group of local professional counsellors working to the 
BACP code of ethics*. The ‘Integrative Approach’ offers expertise in many counselling models to suit the individual; supporting client need at different points of therapy. Referral to U&I can be via a doctor, agencies or people can make direct contact concerning specific or multiple issues. It is a confidential professional service available to Young People, Individuals, Couples and Families. Flexibility allows short or long term face to face work. Many counsellors have specialised training in Schools and Young Peoples Counselling. For further information, please call 0753 044 8000 or email:


Green Oak Foundation

Here at Gobowen we commission The Green Oak Foundation to work with specific pupils. 
Who are The Green Oak Foundation? We are a Community Interest Company (not for profit) based in Shrewsbury. A Community Interest Company has a stated social objective.We are dedicated to supporting Shropshire people by providing safe, friendly and affordable counselling and wellbeing services.We are proud to be part of the Shropshire community.We genuinely care about the people we support and understand the need for people to be seen for counselling as quickly as possible. Please contact 01743 340880 or email 

Other useful contacts locally and nationally 

AXIS (for adult and child survivors of sexual abuse) 01743 357777
Childline 0800 1111
ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence advisor) service 01743 243007
Men's advice line (support for male victims of domestic abuse) 0808 8010327
NSPCC 0808 8005000
Prevent radicalisation 01386 591835
Samaritans 08457 909090
Shropshire domestic abuse helpline 24 hours 0800 7831359
Shropshire domestic abuse service 0300 3031191
Shropshire Family Information Service 01743 254400
Victim Support (24 hours) 0808 1689111
Young Addaction -1743 294700