Welfare and Mental Health

In her role as SENDCo, and Mental Health Lead; Mrs Wallace co-ordinates the Welfare provision at the school. 
If you have any concerns about the welfare or wellbeing of your child, please contact Mrs Wallace who will be very happy to discuss your concerns and find ways that we can help.  
Please see below recommended websites with lots of useful advice.
Link Family Worker
Please look out for Parent Workshops run by our Link Family Worker Emily Norman. Currently these are run online. Over the next month you are invited to attend workshops on anxiety, sibling rivalry, challenging behaviour and parenting styles. 
If you would like to discuss any aspect of family life that you are finding difficult you can also arrange for a phone call with Emily who will be able to offer support and advice. 
Emily can be contacted either via Mrs Wallace or directly: emily.norman@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
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 help children and young people learn to understand their emotionsand respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them. 

Most ELSA programmes will last for 6 to 12 weeks, helping the pupil to learn some specific new skills or coping strategies. You will be informed if your child is on an ELSA programme and will be updated about their progress at parents evening.

Mrs Pendle is completing her training this year and we hope that many children will benefit from the groups she will be able to provide.