Pastoral Support

We are in the process of updating our information about pastoral support and wellbeing.

Health Advice & Support for Children – Just One Norfolk

Sharon Winterbone

Family Nurture Practitioner / Designated Safeguarding Lead

I have been part of the Recreation Road community for 13 years, the first three as a parent.  Having started as a volunteer, I developed an interest in children’s social and emotional development.  I’ve completed lots of training to sharpen my knowledge and skills – but there’s still more that I want to learn!

I’m passionate about providing support to the whole family when they find themselves in unfamiliar and challenging situations.  To improve my practice, I’ve recently qualified as a Non-Violent Resistance Practitioner and gained a Level 2 in Counselling Skills.

I am incredibly lucky to spend time with our families over an informal and non-judgemental cuppa.  This gives me the chance to listen to their needs in a relaxed environment to see what I can to do to help and support. I may be able to offer support myself, or signpost to external organisations with greater expertise.

For further information, please refer to our Nest leaflet.

I am a parent to 2 lovely children, one of whom has a variety of additional needs.  We have worked together as a family, with the right support, to help him achieve his own personal goals.  He’s currently doing well at sixth form.

You can contact Sharon by emailing

Susanna Manrique

Assistant Head (Pastoral); Designated Safeguarding Lead; Year 1 Class Teacher

I started working at Recreation Road in 2014 as a member of the Early Years and Senior Leadership Teams. In January 2018 I became Assistant Head responsible for the pastoral side of the school. My responsibilities include supporting and promoting pupil, family and staff wellbeing. I also oversee lunchtime staffing and provision and I am Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Mental Health Champion and Domestic Abuse Champion.

A large part of my role is to support families (alongside Sharon) when things go a bit wonky – it happens to all of us! We can signpost you to organisations who specialise in the support you need, help you to complete referrals and help you to find solutions that make sense for you.  We are also very happy to have a chat and a cup of tea if you need a friendly ear and someone to talk things through with, no matter how big and scary they are. 

I have a hormonal teenage son who came to Rec Road and 2 teenage step-daughters. In my spare time I play the violin in the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra, go running to counteract all the cooking I do and I love reading detective fiction!

You can contact Susanna by emailing

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Contact Us

Recreation Road Infant School, Recreation Road, Norwich NR2 3PA

Head of School – Denise Mattock

Executive Head Teacher – Michael Bunting

Tel: 01603 457120


Zoe Smith and Jo Westgate are available in the school office to deal with your calls and queries.

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