We have a pastoral team to support children and families within our school community. Sometimes, children and/or families experience difficulties or have concerns.
Together, our aim is to make things better for all of the children in our care. Sometimes, we may look to work with other professionals to do this. Our school has a clear vision to support children and make it work for them. We look after their wellbeing and keep them safe; the Pastoral Team will work with you and your family to look for solutions that work for everyone.
Our Pastoral Team:
Mrs Jeavons Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)
Mrs Wedley Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
Mrs Penn Family Support Worker
Your child’s class teacher and support staff
ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants, who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work. ELSAs can help children and young people learn to understand their emotions, support with self-esteem, anger management, transitions, social and friendship skills, bereavement, family break ups and social communication difficulties. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them.
As ever, if you feel you would like support, please contact us.
Make an appointment through the school office, call 01594 822004 or email email@example.com
We look forward to working with you.
Young Minds Matter (YMM)
We are part of a national programme to help make mental health support for children and young people more available when they need it.
We are one of 72 schools from Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean to work with the NHS in Gloucestershire to facilitate Mental Health Support Teams into schools.
We hope that this will provide valuable support to our pupils to help them with life’s ups and down, for example, with issues such as anxiety, friendship concerns, exam stress and challenging behaviour.
This may involve group work and/or individual, one-to-one support, either at school or elsewhere. Where appropriate, the Mental Health Support Team will also link up with the specialist mental health services in Gloucestershire. They will also support parents and teachers to help children and young people who are experiencing difficulties.
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