Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
The MH&WB Team
Jane Sayers -MH&WB Lead
Mrs Jane Sayers delivers targeted family support, co-ordinates multi- agency working and is an Early Help Lead Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Officer. Mrs Sayers works with children and families to promote good outcomes for these individuals and co-ordinates the early help supportive interventions for all pupils, particularly those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Mrs Sayers works with a number of internal and external agencies to tailor the right support at the right time for our children and families. Mrs Sayers is also the Attendance Lead for the Academy; close monitoring of attendance can help us to identify attendance patterns. This is linked directly to our Safeguarding Policy and the Academy has a duty of care to challenge attendance in line with this policy. Patterns emerging in attendance can often be one of the first signs that children and families may require support from school.
Claire Maskery- Emotional Wellbeing Learning Support Assistant (EWLSA)
Mrs Maskery delivers a range of interventions to individuals and small groups to offer pupils the opportunity to build on the basic emotional literacy skills covered in the PSHE curriculum. Every year we also select pupils from across Year One to take part in a nurture group. They are chosen for various reasons, all of which are positive and with the intention of boosting their self-esteem and confidence. Children may have been chosen because staff recognise that they will benefit from working with peers in a small group, express difficulties with friendships at playtime, or just need some time to feel special and have fun.
Tyler Severn- Pupil & Family Engagement Mentor
Miss Severn works closely with our pupils and families. Miss Severn will deliver targeted interventions and is a key contact for our families. Miss Severn works to bringing a ‘Team Around the Child’ so that support can be effective both in school, and at home. The role of the Pupil & Family Engagement Mentor is to deliver interventions that will remove barriers to learning for identified pupils. Interventions are tailored to the child’s need. ‘Seasons for growth’ explores a concept theme such as, Life is like the Seasons and Change is Part of Life, the programme also supports children experiencing bereavement and loss.
LEODIS SUPPORT SERVICE (LSS)
Our Leodis Support Service is the Cluster for our Multi Academy Trust. Referrals to this service by the Academy can help families to gain support such as counselling, family support, health, housing and safeguarding.
Please ask to speak with your child’s teacher who can liaise with the MH&WB Lead to offer initial support and refer into this service.
You can also Contact Mrs Sayers by ringing the school office on 0113 2533504 if you require any further information about the support that we can offer you child.