OUR SCHOOLFamily Support & Welfare
Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing
At Buckland Primary we have a care team in place who meet regularly to discuss the welfare of our pupils and their families.
The team consists of the following members of staff:
- Headteacher – Rebecca Hutton
- Deputy Headteacher – Julie Mahon
- SENCO – Jacqui Tracey
- Welfare Officer – Emma Hawthorn
- Welfare Assistant – Julie Brown
- Home School Link Worker – Marie Lucas-Caller.
Our Welfare Officer, Emma Hawthorn, is generally available for parents & carers to speak with both before and after school. Emma is able to offer support to parents in a variety of different ways including supporting low attendance, change in family circumstances, parenting hints and tips. If you or your child are struggling with any aspect of school or home life then please pop into the school office and have a chat with Emma who will be able to signpost you for further help and support as required. Emma can be contacted either via the school office or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Home School Link Worker
- Acting as a link between home and school including making home visits or meeting at other suitable locations
- Offering early help support to parents around a variety of different subjects and signpost to relevant agencies if required.
- Support parents to develop and maintain a positive relationship with the school
- Offer Parenting courses, behaviour advice and information to help you understand children’s behaviour.
- Work with children on a 1:1 or small group basis to support emotional literacy and encourage them, through direct contact, to be positive about their future.
Marie runs coffee mornings on the first Wednesday of the month from school drop off until 10:00am just to give parents/carers the opportunity to have some time for themselves and talk about any issues they may want to.
If you would like to contact Marie directly for advice, to make a referral for support for your child or even for yourself please contact her on email@example.com. All work that Marie undertakes with families is consent based and confidential.
All About Me is our new group for children who have additional responsibilities at home in a caring capacity, whether this is supporting parents, grandparents or siblings. We hold 1 session each term and this gives the children an opportunity to do something fun for a couple of hours and spend some time with other children who are dealing with similar situations to them.
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Links for Parents
We have detailed a number of links below to signpost parents to other resources and outside agencies who may be able to offer help and support.
Public Health England launched its Every Mind Matters campaign in October 2019 and has created a useful website which gives information, expert advice and practical tips to support good Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. Please follow this link for details: Every Mind Matters
Covid Support Links and Mental Wellbeing Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications
Surrey County Council Family Information Service Family Information Service (FIS)
Understanding Childhood understandingchildhood.net
New Baby & Sibling Rivalry sibling-rivalry-growing-up-with-a-new-brother-or-sister
Child’s experience of Primary School the-childs-experience-of-primary-school
Divorce and Separation divorce-and-separation-helping-children-and-parents-cope
CYP Haven – a safe haven for young people aged 10-18 to talk about worries or mental health concerns in a warm, friendly, confidential and supportive environment CYP Haven
Surrey Local Offer is the online hub for 0-25 year olds with special educational needs or a disability. It provides advice, information and news to support children and families on issues of special educational needs or disabilities. The home page can be accessed via this link https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/home.page. The website also has a search facility and links of online parent forums: https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/discuss_it.page
Surrey Local Offer – Autism Information: the Surrey local offer has lots of information about special educational needs and disabilities. The information includes an Autism section accessed via this link https://www.surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/advice.page?id=_AVPAx-5Jj0. The information inclues pre and post diagnosis, information about the process of diagnosis and where to get help.
Apps Library – Did you know the NHS has an apps library? It can be accessed here: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/. There are many apps listed here. You can apply a filter to look at particular categories. For example apps to support Emotional Wellbeing and good Mental Health and be picked out: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/filter/?categories=Mental%20health
The National Autistic Society is running a Spelthorne Social Club for autistic children aged 5-11 yrs on Tuesdays, 1700-1900 in term time at the Stanwell Family Centre. Please follow this link to a flier: NAS Stanwell (Ctrl + click)
Buckland Primary School
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