The Pastoral Team is made up of Mrs Lax, Mrs Garfen and Mrs Woolstone. It is our job to support the children in school, liaise with you, work with class teachers and external services to ensure your child has the right support. We can offer:
-emotional mentoring (formal and informal)
-emotional literacy targeted group work
-signposting for parents
-liaison with class teachers and other staff working with your child
-implementation of strategies to support your child's wellbeing
-support class teachers in making small reasonable
Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concern about your child's wellbeing.
These posters are displayed in the class and around the school to support the children in developing a range of strategies to support with problem solving, both in and outside of the classroom. Have a go at using these skills at home and let us know how your child gets on with them.
The 5 Ways To Wellbeing are a little bit like your 5 fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Trying to achieve these daily should help increase wellbeing and support you in feeling mentally healthy. Every week, we achieve the 5 ways to wellbeing on a Wednesday. This is to promote and prioritise the children's wellbeing and teach them new ways to achieve feeling good that they can then apply at home.
See the picture below for what the 5 Ways to Wellbeing are, and below that a link to a toolkit you can use at home to continue working on these. Remember, this strategy is for adults as well as for children!
It can be hard to know how to support your child if they have experienced a bereavement. Many children will react in different ways and parents will be keen to know how best to help them.
Please see the links below for some useful websites with some great tips on how to help your child cope with grief.
We also recommend the following books:
The Invisible String - Patrice Karst
Badger's Parting Gifts - Susan Varley
Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You - Nancy Tillman
A Pocketful of Stars - Aisha Bushby
Grandad's Island - Benji Davies
The Memory Tree - Britta Teckentrup
Michael Rosen's Sad Book - Michael Rosen
The Heart and the Bottle - Oliver Jeffers