Westmoor Primary School

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Learning together through truth, opportunity and celebration.

Support for Parents and Carers

All of the staff at Westmoor are here to support parents and carers in any way possible.  There are many ways in which we can support and offer help for the whole family around a range of issues.   These include housing, financial, drug and alcohol, domestic violence/abuse and health including mental health issues.  Key staff have received appropriate training in many of these areas.  

 

Early Help 

Early Help is there to find out what is working well for your family and to build on your family's strengths and achievements.  It is a way of getting extra help and support for your family as soon as possible when things happen.  It is for any family with children and young people up to the age of 19.  The types of things that early help can support you with include:

  • not having a job

  • if you're struggling to get your kids to school on time

  • helping you deal with their behaviour - things like setting boundaries, getting them to bed on time

  • if you're feeling you just can't cope and it's all getting too much- so feeling  overwhelmed

  • if you are in a relationship that is making you unhappy or scared

  • if any of your family are involved in crime or anti-social behaviour - and maybe you're at risk of losing your home

  • anything really, that is affecting your ability to deal with everything family life throws at you 

Mrs Tennant and Miss Cheetham are trained in Early Help support and would be happy to talk further about how they can offer help to you and your family.  See below for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation Encompass

Westmoor is an Operation Encompass School.  Children who are affected by domestic abuse don't have to suffer in silence.  Operation Encompass enables key adults in school (Mrs Trundley and Mrs Tennant), Northumbria Police and teams within North Tyneside Council to train and work together to help children feel safe, secure and receive the appropriate support.   See below for more information.

 

 

 

Wellbeing Champions

As part of our Wellbeing Award for Schools (link) we have staff and pupil Wellbeing Champions in school.  The staff, who are shown below, are here for all children to talk to about any concerns at any time.  They wear the Wellbeing Champion gold star badges to identify them around school.

 

 

 

 

There are many children who show thoughtful, kind and helpful behaviour throughout school.  Two children per class have been chosen by their teachers as particularly good role models for their peers.  The children's names and photos can be seen on the Wellbeing Award for Schools display board within school.  The children also wear the Wellbeing Champions gold star badges.

Support within School 

We have a number of options to help children within school that we can access when appropriate.  These include a School Counsellor, Creative Counselling Group, Drama Therapy Group, Talk Time, Drawing Therapy, Lego Therapy, Theraplay and Nurture Group.  All of which support children with anxiety, anger issues, bereavement, family breakdowns and many other challenges that our children face. 

 

Drop-in Sessions

We are offering children and parents the opportunity to talk to trained staff at school every Thursday afternoon in the form of drop-in sessions.  Children will be able to come and talk to staff between 1.00 - 2.30pm about any worries, ideas or thoughts do do with wellbeing.  Parents are also welcome to drop-ins every Thursday from 2.30pm - 5.00pm to talk about any issues or concerns.  No appointments are necessary.  If this time isn't convenient, please fell free to make an appointment with Mrs Tennant at a more suitable time.  Call the school number on 0191 6432260.

There is also a bank of information for you to access below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have links with many agencies and can make referrals when appropriate.  You can see further information below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids' Wellbeing Zone

On this website there is also a new page for the children to visit to remind them of the 5 steps to Mental Wellbeing along with some other useful information. Click here to visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please send an email to cath.tennant@ntlp.org.uk

Mrs C Murphy

Year 1/2 Teacher

PSHCE Lead

Mental Health Deputy Lead

Mrs C Tennant

Inclusion Manager

Designated Safeguarding Deputy Lead

Mental Health Lead

Operation Encompass Key Adult

Early Help Lead Worker

Mrs S Trundley

Headteacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Operation Encompass Key Adult

Miss A Cheetham

Year 1 Teacher

Early Help Lead Worker

 

Mrs C Murphy

Mrs C Tennant

Mrs J Woodward

Mrs S Trundley

Mrs D Greenwell

Westmoor Primary School, Southgate, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 6SA                  

Telephone: 0191 6432260

email: office@westmoorprimary.org.uk   

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