At Holy Trinity C of E (VC) Primary School we value and protect wellbeing, building resilience and maintaining good mental health as integral to improving outcomes for children and young people, and the communities which they serve. We are implementing of Trauma Perceptive Practice (TPP), working on these key values will, in time, create a resilient and wellbeing-focused school. The benefits for the children and families are clear – improved pupil outcomes, reduced absence, reduced demand on services and improved relationships and greater satisfaction and happiness.
At Holy Trinity Primary School, we strive to promote the emotional well-being of all pupils, families and staff. We recognise the true importance of happiness in allowing pupils to fulfil their potential and believe that children experiencing barriers to learning will be able to overcome them, with the support that we have to offer. We value relationships highly, promoting a culture of getting the best from every individual and support individuals to get the best from themselves. As a consequence, the school achieves the best from its children, young people, staff and school community.
We are in the very fortunate position of having our own School Counsellor and Mental Health Lead, Mrs Kenny. Access to such an ‘early intervention’ allows those within our community to seek help and support at the first sign of difficulty, as opposed to struggling in silence. The children feel especially comfortable working with Mrs Kenny, due to the fact that she is a familiar and trusted member of staff, whom they see in and around school on a daily basis. She provides a listening ear in a safe environment, giving a voice and confidence to children throughout the school.
Child and Family Worker
Mrs Wood is an asset to those families seeking support in how to bridge the gap between home and school. She works closely with families and school to overcome challenges currently faced.
A personal message from Lyndsay:
My name is Lyndsay I am the Child and Family Worker at Holy Trinity Primary School.
My role in school is to provide practical and emotional support to children and families within the school community. I can help with any worries you may have about your child’s emotional well-being, behaviour or education which may be preventing them from fully participating in school life.
I recognise that each individual family will have their own unique situation and as such I adopt a compassionate, person-centred and integrative approach which enables me to work in a way that is as individual as the families I support.
I can work with children in school either on a 1:1 basis, in small groups, alongside a parent/carer, or with the whole family.
Support for pupils may include:
Promoting self-esteem and confidence
Recognising and understanding emotions and behaviour
Support following a bereavement or family separation
Promoting positive attitudes to learning
Support for parents/carers may include:
Providing information and signposting to local services
Support and information on promoting positive family relationships
A listening ear
Support with recognising and responding to big emotions in children
Attendance at multi-agency meetings
I can meet with you at home or in school.
All advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy.
How To Get in Touch:
Alternatively, pop into the school office to leave a message for me and I will make contact with you as soon as possible.
Mental Health Activities
We have look after the mental health and wellbeing of children by devoting whole days to this, one being Mental Health Day. In autumn 2022 we have a yoga and mindfulness practitioner coming in to run sessions with the children.