The learning mentor and staff from Place2Be support pupils' emotional well being very effectively.
The Place2Be is a school based counselling service.
The Place2Be is a charity working inside schools to improve the emotional well-being of children, their families and the whole school community. By giving children the chance to explore their problems through talking, creative work and play, we enable them to cope now and make better-informed decisions about their lives and help prevent more serious mental health and behavioural problems in later life. When children are happier and less preoccupied with problems, they find it easier to learn and so their educational chances are much enhanced.
Our school project manager is Jo Barritt who works in school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you would like to meet her please ask at the school office.
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School Based Social Worker
Our school based social worker is Roylinda Scales. She is based in school on Friday.
Roylinda provides support for children and their families in school alongside our Children and Families officer, Mandy Gilluley.
If you feel you need support she can be contacted through the school office.
Nurture Breakfast Club
We have a nurture breakfast club for children who may need a calm and positive start to the day with a key adult. This breakfast club is free of charge.
Attendance and Punctuality
One of the key school improvement priorities is to improve attendance and punctuality. Neil Grundy is our education welfare officer and supports school and our families to improve children's attendance. Neil is in school every Thursday morning.
Our school doors open at 8:30am and learning starts at 8:45am. It is important that your child arrives in school on time every day. If your child arrives in school after 8:45am they will receive a late mark. If they arrive after the register closes at 9:15am they will receive an unauthorised absence mark. Ten unauthorised absences will result in a penalty warning notice being issued, this may result in a fine.
If you require any support to improve your child's attendance or punctuality please let us know.
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This is called Operation Encompass.
This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for your child’s needs the following day. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Summerville Primary School our Key Adults are Joanne Jordan and Mandy Gilluley. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned.