I’m worried about my child’s wellbeing. Who can I contact for advice?
We run a Wellbeing Cafe each Thursday at 9:15. Follow this link for joining details.
We encourage you talk to your child’s teacher about your concerns. They will work with you and your child to provide the appropriate support.
Our experienced pastoral team, led by Mrs Lisa Newton, uses a variety of approaches to support a range of pupils. These include specialist therapies such as Lego and drawing. Social stories are used to support children to deal with change in a more appropriate manner. They also work with children on anxiety, anger, friendships and feelings individually or in groups. Recently, feedback from the work of our Pastoral Support Manager from Encompass Education stated: “There is so much wonderful therapeutic work that goes on during your child-centred play. You are building a good, warm and secure relationship with them to help them feel safe and calm. You are providing a good model of positive relationships, improving self-esteem and social skills.” We run social groups and support at playtimes to help pupils with friendships and social integration.
We also work with Wise Up, a Community Interest Company that provides an inclusive range of creative activities to promote health, well-being and self-confidence. They offer some specialist drama and art therapy sessions to groups of children in school.
Finally, we offer 1:1 sessions with a trained child counsellor and play therapist for those pupils who require this enhanced level of support.
It is also possible to self-refer to Children and Family Wellbeing Service. The form is here.