Belvoirdale Primary School ensures that is supports not only our pupils, but the family around them. We are here to support in a number of ways both emotionally and practically.
Lindsey Woodward- Family Support Worker
Lindsey works with our families who need support outside of school, Lindsey can support are parents and carers with the following:
work with people who have drug or alcohol addiction
support a parent who is in hospital or prison
support clients who have marital or financial difficulties
support a child or parent with a disability
attend court sessions that deal with care orders for children
work with social workers to assess a family’s needs when a child returns home after being in care
support people with language barriers who are struggling to access services
help clients to develop parenting and home management skills
Michelle Prime- ELSA
Mrs Prime is our school ELSA and she does a lot of work supporting children across the school in a number of different ways.
An ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed. The majority of work is delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work is more appropriate, especially in areas of social and friendships skills. ELSA sessions take place in our ELSA room which provides a calm, safe space for the child to feel supported and nurtured.
We provide support for a wide range of emotional needs including:
Recognising and understanding emotions
Building self esteem
Anger and behaviour management
Loss and bereavement
If you are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of your child please discuss you concerns initially with your child’s class teacher.