A School Pastor cares 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.
As with Enfield Street Pastors, Enfield School Pastors began at the invitation of Enfield Police so as to have a uniformed presence on the streets at that time near schools at home time with a view to helping reduce street crime experienced by pupils, and aid safe travel home.
Consequently, Enfield School Pastors patrolled when the pupils exited on Monday afternoons in a particular location in Edmonton. On these patrols we regularly met students from four Senior Schools, as well as the parents and pupils from three local Primary Schools.
We are a uniformed presence on the streets and, according to police statistics, our presence was an effective deterrent to theft, and an aid to pupil safety which is appreciated by pupils and parents alike. We pass the time of day with the pupils and parents, and pupils know they can approach us if they need to.
A new phase
Under Jane Chappell, Coordinator, Enfield School Pastors, we are now looking to build a relationship with a school so as to open wider possibilities to help young people at this crucial time in their lives
For more information please contact Jane Chappell on 07905 660789.