Support for Children and Young People

Children’s mental health and well-being is our priority. If you have any concerns about your child’s emotions, behaviour or mood, please contact school for help, advice and guidance.

The NEST

In September 2023, we created a designated safe space in school where the children can spend time with our trained Thrive practitioner.

Our aims include:

  • identifying particular difficulties and seeking solutions;
  • setting realistic targets in order to encourage pupils to re-engage in effective learning;
  • raising achievements;
  • raising aspirations.

Areas within school that we particularly focus on include:

  • self esteem and confidence building
  • positive mindset & resilience
  • conflict resolution
  • social skills
  • motivation
  • attendance
  • punctuality

When a child needs support, our trained Thrive practitioners negotiates and plans a support programme with the pupil and goes on to develop a one-to-one mentoring relationship aimed at sharing information and helping them to achieve their targets. Personal / social skills and positive attitudes to learning are sometimes further developed by group work.

Undertaking activities to support the development of a healthy school and community environment; some of these activities are:

  • 1:1 mentoring and group work
  • team building
  • nurture groups
  • Social Speaking
  • play therapy
  • Drawing and Talking
  • supporting pupils through transition.

The value of positive and active involvement by parents cannot be overstated. Talk to your child and please do contact school if you have any questions. In most cases, the staff in school will identify pupils who need support, but, if you as a parent/carer have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We have a weekly visit from a Catholic Care worker, who has a wealth of experience working with children from all backgrounds. Catholic Care offers support for children and young people who may be vulnerable for a range of reasons, and can help children to build resilience, nurture emotional development, address personal and social issues, and help children develop new attitudes, values and skills to help them through life.

For your child to access Catholic Care, parents should contact the school office for a Catholic Care Application Form. This service is available for all children, Catholics and non-Catholic.