At Queens Park we understand children learn best when families feel settled and supported. Therefore we can help families and carers to access services when they are needed.
Safety Net Family Support Worker: We fund Sarah Lovell, a Family Support Worker through the local charity Safety Net (www.safety-net.org.uk). Sarah comes in to school fortnightly and will meet with parents and carers confidentially. You can provide advice and support with parenting issues (including sleeping, eating and behavioural issues), as well as helping parents to access other services in the city.
To make an appointment, please speak to Ms Jones in the Office, or speak to Nicki Berry (INCO)
Primary Mental Health Worker: Emma Sharpe is our Primary Health Worker. She comes into school regularly, and is available to discuss parents’ concerns around their children’s mental health. She is the first port of call for parents concerned about any mental health issues, including ADHD and anxiety, and can advise whether a referral to CAMHS might be appropriate.
To make an appointment, please speak to Mrs Berry (INCO)
School Counsellor: The school funds a school counsellor – Gill Grainger – through the YMCA Dialogue Service (www.ymcadlg.org/health-and-wellbeing/dialogue) . Gill comes in for a morning a week, and can support children who are coping with bereavement, family separation, or other factors that are affecting their school and home life.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of your child seeing the counsellor, please discuss with Anne Cox or Nicki Berry. Please note, there can be a wait for this service.