Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Pupil Wellbeing and Parent Support

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My name is Mrs Dewhurst, I am the Parent Support Advisor and Pupil Wellbeing Officer.

Growing up today seems harder than ever and children and young people face a variety of stresses parents may not have done. My role as PSA and WBO is to provide them with the tools and support to succeed and have a strong emotional resilience and positive mental health. At the same time, my role is to support you as parents to give your child the support they need including liaising with the teaching staff when issues occur.

Part of my role is to be on hand to support parents/carers with any issues that arise in school or at home with your child(ren). I will work towards resolving these issues or communicating with the relevant persons.

I am available in the playground most days and if not you will find me in the brilliant new pod where Owls breakfast and after school club is run.

You can also contact me via email: kdewhurst@hswp.co.uk or via telephone 01226 762027

If you require any support  please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I will offer support with

  • Meeting with parents to support their child’s needs or their own needs offering advice, support and links to other organisations that may be able to offer assistance
  • Lead on anti-bullying and deal with all bullying and relationships issues liaising with school staff and parents
  • Holding parent support and information sessions to help parents understand and support their children’s needs

Part of my role as Wellbeing officer is to support the needs of the child and the family. This could be working one to one or in small groups with your child supporting them with:

  • Building confidence
  • Anxieties
  • Bereavement
  • Transition
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Eating disorders
  • SATs

I also:

  • Work with individuals identified as vulnerable for any reason (related to SEN, relationships or temporary family issues) meeting with them regularly working on programmes agreed with parents
  • Group work to support with friendships and relationships.
  • Develop therapeutic programmes in school with small groups or individuals eg: art therapy
  • Support the development of the PSHE programme alongside our PSHE leader, Miss Shepherd


I look forward to meeting you all.






Little Y
Activities for children in a purpose built facility offering arts, crafts, games, free play, baking, sports and activities.

Age group: 5-8 years

Venue: YMCA Barnsley

Sessions: Every Thursday during term time, 5:00-6:00pm

Cost: YMCA membership or 60p per session

TYI Friday (Activities for children and young people with SEND)

Venue: YMCA Barnsley

  • YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 8-11 YEARS – 4:00-6:00pm
  • YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 11-19 YEARS – 6:30-8:30pm

TYI Friday (THANK YOU IT’S FRIDAY) is part of the Aiming High Short Breaks Provision and provides a range of youth club type activities for participants including personal and social development.

Cost: FREE


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Anxiety in children


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Top tips for you and your child

Our Parent Services team give their top tips for how you can support your child during a time of change or difficulty.

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Top tips for a good nights sleep!

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