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Health & Wellbeing

Scarlet Fever Notification

There has been a recent national increase in notifications of scarlet fever to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), above seasonal expected levels. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken in the event of concern. Please click here to read further information.

Mental Wellbeing

Have a look at The Expert Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety, the very first guide of its kind, aimed at supporting  parents and their children whilst allowing them to focus on what matters most – attending school to learn and maintaining good mental health!

Connect Ed Counselling

All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Talk Time. These short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups. Connect Ed also works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. The school will often refer children for this service. We always obtain written consent from parents or carers before working with children.

Parent Empowerment Groups with Family Coaching Service

Increasing confidence and reducing stress parent empowerment group

The Family Coach Service deliver a 5 week program that supports families with children with special educational needs (SEN). The group explore ways in which they might be able to increase their confidence and reduce stress.  Families participated in the following activities:

  • Establishing their best hopes. This supported them to establish a direction they wanted to move in or something to aim for. 
  • Identifying strengths as a parent and how to use these
  • Catching, checking and changing unhelpful thoughts
  • Exploring tools for stress management 
  • What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail and fear setting. 

Within the sessions families had the opportunity to share ideas, listen to each other and problem solve around particular difficulties they are facing. Although there was some psycho-education, the parents are seen as the experts within these spaces. Parents expressed that having a space in which they could meet other families that shared similar experiences supported them to feel less alone and empowered to make positive changes or just give things a go. 

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