Beechfield Primary School
Jan 5 17
Nuno Alexandre

Pastoral Support Team

Julie Gumbs, Jessica King, Angie Bromwich and Michelle Connell work together as our Pastoral Support Team.  They provide a range of services to support children and their families:

  • Counselling – for children and parents
  • Behaviour for Learning strategies
  • Nurture groups
  • Protective Behaviours
  • Art therapy (see note below)
  • Non-directive play therapy
  • Lego therapy
  • Circle Time
  • Resilience training
  • Parenting courses
  • Social and welfare support

The team can access external agencies, arrange meetings and work alongside families to reach a good outcome.  They work with children in school to help them access all aspects of school life; learning, social, play and achieving greater emotional resilience.

New Lilac Room for students – September 2017

Art therapy uses many forms of arts such as clay, sand tray, movement, body, music, puppets, poetry and art as a form of expression and communication. It helps children to explore and address any emotional issues which may be difficult or distressing for them. Art therapy takes place in the Lilac room, which is a safe space for the children to share how they are feeling, whether it is a difficulty or something to celebrate! It provides the children with opportunity to explore their emotions and empathise with the emotions of others. Jessica King, Learning and Pastoral Support.

Please click on the link below to read an overview of therapeutic interventions and strategies

Pastoral leaflet spring 2

Pupil Premium

Signing up for Pupil Premium is a positive choice for both the family and the school.  If you are eligible your child will receive free school meals and you may also receive up to £100 to use for after-school clubs, uniform, school trips, swimming and more.  For every child that is eligible Beechfield receives £1320 to be spent on vulnerable children within the school.

If you are eligible but decide to give your child packed lunches, the school can still receive this valuable financial help so please SIGN UP NOW using the link below.

Need help signing up?  Don’t have access to a computer or mobile internet?  We can support you.  Just get in touch with the school office to book an appointment.