Our Teach Trust schools are not just about academic achievements, but the safety and development of the whole child. We also recognise that, for all our children to work to their full potential, their emotional wellbeing is just as important. All staff in all the Teach schools work together to support the children to achieve their very best educationally, socially, physically and emotionally.
If you have any concerns about your child, whether it is at school or at home, then we are happy to listen and help where we can. If you require any support in the home with your child or family, then we can direct you to the relevant services that may be available to help. If you would you would like to speak to Pastoral Care then please contact one of the following people:
Canford Heath Infant School - Mrs R Lippitt
01202 380015 or via email at Pastoralcare@chis.poole.sch.uk.
Canford Heath Junior School - Mrs M Bates
01202 676393 or vial email Pastoralcare@chjs.poole.sch.uk
Ad Astra Infant School - Mrs J Young
01202 602113 or via email at Pastoralcare@adastra.poole.sch.uk.
Haymoor Junior School - Mrs A Davies
01202 659290 or vial email Pastoralcare@haymoor.poole.sch.uk
Sometimes things happen at home, large or small, which can affect your child and it can often have a major impact on them. It is important to us that we are aware of these issues and we will do our very best to support you in any way you can. If we cannot, we can discuss your concerns with other professionals who may be able to support you, such as Bereavement Counsellors, the School Nurse, Family Support Workers, and many more.
As part of our Pastoral Care support, in each school, we have the benefit of an ELSA. (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) who is trained to help children with any emotional support. Where members of staff feel that a child needs additional support to develop their emotional intelligence or resilience we would discuss this with the parent and may offer them sessions with our ELSA. They can support the children with the following:
Emotions, Self Esteem, Social Skills, Friendship skills, Anger Management and Loss and Bereavement.
This support will normally be for six sessions and last up to 45 minutes, either on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or family you can contact Children and Young Peoples Social Care on 01202 735046. You can also contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope your child will be very happy in our school - please remember, we are here to help where we can.