Information and Advice for Parents, Carers and Families
Pastoral Manager (ELSA)
Mrs Weyman - our Pastoral Manager, is based in the Rainbow Room and is available to offer support to families. She can signpost you to the most appropriate service. She is a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and she has many years experience working with children with special educational needs, and behaviour difficulties. Mrs Weyman works Monday – Friday although on a Thursday she is based at King's Gate Primary School in Amesbury (another school in our Trust). Parents/carers are welcome to call the school and ask to speak to her for support or pop down to the Rainbow Room to see her.
Mrs Spanswick - our SENCO - is also available to help families.
As a school, we feel that is it's very important to work with our families to best support the pupils. If you have any concerns about your child, either in school, or issues at home that are effecting them, please don’t hesitate to come in and have a chat.
Parents can also access support here via Spurgeons - who run services to support families.
'Shelf - help' books
Reading well for children recommends reading to help you deal with worries, feel better and boost your mood.
If you click on the image on the left, you can download a copy of this leaflet which recommends books dealing with a whole variety of topics ranging from dealing with tough times to learning more about different conditions (ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia, OCD etc)
The books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals (from public libraries, NHS England, Mind, the Royal College of GPs, and the School Library Association) and co-produced with children and families.
The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.
If you find a book that interests you, why not sign-up to your local library where you can borrow it for FREE.
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council
An excellent website that is full of useful information. The WPCC is an independent organisation which is managed and run by parent carers, for parent carers.
Click on the image to access the website.
Click on the image below to find out more information.
To find out more information about Young Carers, please watch the video below:
You can also find out more information about what support is offered to Young Carers and who to contact if you think a child is eligible, by visiting the Wiltshire Local Offer:
Due to COVID-19, Triple P Parenting Courses ,Time Out For Parents, Short Breaks Scheme and SPLASH are not currently running like usual. This page is updated regularly so please keep checking for the most up-to-date information. Alternatively contact Mrs Weyman or Mrs Spanswick if you would like any advice or support.
Short Breaks and days out for children
Short Breaks scheme
The Short Breaks scheme aims to meet the individual needs and interests of children and young people who require additional support to either access or engage in leisure activities or ‘short breaks’.
Visit the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council website to access the online application form.
You can also use the NEW online eligibility checking tool to check your child's eligibility for the Short Breaks Scheme.
To visit the Short Breaks Scheme link on the WPCC website, click here
Splash provides free, positive activities for young people facing ‘challenges in their lives’. Splash provides a fun, supportive, encouraging environment where young people can have new, positive experiences, make friends, develop skills and increase their confidence and self-esteem.
To find out more about the SPLASH activities, visit the Youth Action website by clicking here.
Please see Mrs Weyman if you would like your child to take part in the SPLASH activities.