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At St George's Primary school we are committed to providing an inclusive education for your children but also in supporting you as parents/carers.
This page will signpost you to a variety of contacts and useful websites as well as keeping you informed of how staff at St George's can support you.

 

Learning Mentors

We have two Learning Mentors at St George's Primary School, Mrs Rice and Mrs Broad.  Their role includes working with children, parents, carers, teachers and other agencies on various issues which may affect a child's learning.  These can include:

  • Punctuality and Attendance
  • Changes in behaviour causing detriment to learning
  • Friendship issues
  • Low self esteem and confidence
  • Settling in of new children
  • Transition to their new class, key stage or high school
  • Support parents or carers with routines, managing behaviour at home
  • A point of contact for parents and carers on a daily basis.

 

Mrs Broad and Mrs Rice work with children on a 1:1 basis or in a small group to help improve the situation and assist children to re-engage in their learning.  The involvement of parents in this type of work is important and highly valued.  If your child is working with a Learning Mentor you will receive regular communication, your thoughts and feedback is important.

 

Mrs Broad and Mrs Rice love working with children and families, their door is always open.  Anyone is welcome to discuss any problems or ideas they may have.  If you want to contact Mrs Broad or Mrs Rice you will find them in the playground each morning or you can call the school office.

 

The Learning Mentor role includes working as part of the Safeguarding Team.  This service includes supporting families and children in times of crisis and working closely with other partner agencies.  If you are concerned about your child you are encouraged to approach the Learning Mentors to discuss any worries so support can be offered or you could be signposted to another agency.

Anxiety

If you have any concerns about your child and anxiety, you may find the link below useful:

https://www.priorygroup.com/young-peoples-services/how-to-explain-anxiety-to-your-child 

Koala North West

https://koalanw.co.uk/

 

Koala North West exists to provide children and their families with tailored practical and emotional support that improves wellbeing, reduces isolation and supports both children and care-givers to thrive. This includes family support and a sleep clinic for children up to the age to 11. Self-refer by calling 0151 608 8288 or email admin@koalanw.co.uk.

 

Koala North West Sleep Service

https://koalanw.co.uk/ 

The ‘Koala North West Sleep Service’ is aimed at supporting parents of a child between 12 months and 11 years, where the child has difficulty settling at night, frequently wakes throughout the night or wakes early to start the day. Self-refer by calling 0151 608 8288 or email admin@koalanw.co.uk.

 

Barnardo’s Action with Young Carers

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/action-young-carers-wirral 

Supporting children and young people in Wirral who are looking after a family member who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. They aim to help as many young carers as possible. They help look after their loved ones and give young carers time to enjoy their childhoods.

 

Ferries Family Group

https://ferriesfamilygroups.org.uk/about-us/

Supporting families across Wirral struggling to cope with the stresses of life to feel supported and empowered: when we experience support it improves family life for us and our children, helping them move towards a more positive future. They provide parenting courses, 1:1 crisis support, mental health support and peer group support. 

 

Family Support Coaches

https://www.wirralfamilycoaches.com/

Coaching is all about encouraging families to think about the challenges they’re facing and to find ways through them. All Coaches are independent who’ll support you to come up with your own solutions. Families can self-refer to this service by going on their website and looking through the Coaches to find the most suitable person to help.

 

Caritas

https://www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk/

Caritas work with children and families. They offer parenting programmes such as the Nurturing Programme and Triple P programme for parents of teenagers. Families can find out more information on their website.

 

Safe Families

https://safefamilies.uk/about-us/

Safe families work with families in need, linking families with local volunteers who can offer help and support.  Safe families can provide family friends, host families and resource friends to help parents.

Contact details: 0151 334 4473

For more information please check the website.

 

Crea8ting Careers

http://www.crea8ingcareers.com/parents--carers1.html

They run family education workshops and parenting programmes such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Youth Connect 5. They also hold support groups and identify opportunities for voluntary work.

The website has additional  information.

 

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