Pastoral Support and Early Help
Early Help PSA Support Offer
Well-being and positive mental health is of high importance to us within our NCSF Schools not only for our pupils but also for our staff, parents and community.
We invest in this philosophy by employing key people to work with our children and families.
Emma Clark Elizabeth Hamilton
Pastoral Leader Parent Support Advisor
01386 840634 01451 820470
Our Pastoral Leader and Parent Support Advisor are there to support your children but also you as a family. They can offer friendly, non-judgemental support and advice for a range of issues, such as:-
- behaviour concerns
- school attendance
- financial concerns
and much more.
They can signpost to a range of services, offer information, liaise with other professionals, give you a chance to discuss concerns, support you in meetings, and help with understanding processes.
Wellbeing and Mental Health
The children across the federation have been learning how to recognise emotions and feelings which will support them in being able to calm down more effectively and manage their behaviour. This in turn will enable them to form healthy relationships & friendships and can help them deal with life’s set-backs by building positive resilience.
Every day the children ‘check-in’ on a 0-10 scale, 0 being worst day every, 10 the best ever. Try it with your child today and see what numbers you are.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness can help children manage their emotions and promote self-regulation.
Click the link for 5 Fun Mindfulness activities you can do with your child at home.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that a child can experience as combined thoughts or feelings. These can also manifest into physical sensations, headaches, sickness, feeling shaky. It is a normal part of growing up that all children will, at some time, feel worried (before a test, change of routine or health issues for example) and a majority of children will be able to calm themselves down and feel better. Though for some children this can be hard to achieve and the feelings they experience can become overwhelming and distressing. Below are some websites that offer support and advice to parents.
Young Minds - Anxiety (youngminds.org.uk)
Nip in the bud - Anxiety - Nip in the Bud
The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside is a book that is used across all the schools to encourage children to open up about their worries and anxieties.