Welcome to our wellbeing page. My name is Mr Bond and I have been the Deputy Headteacher at Hoylandswaine Primary School for the last six years. During this time I have taught throughout Key Stage 2 and have experience of teaching in Key Stage 1. I have worked in education for twenty years and held various roles within primary and middle schools.
Firstly, I would like to welcome all of our children and parents back from Wednesday 2nd September after what has been a very different and challenging academic year for all of us. As we enter a new academic year with a difference, I will be here to support all children, staff and parents with their wellbeing. Some children attended school during the summer term either as a key worker or as part of a government selected year group, but I also understand that some children have not attended school since March and have continued with home learning throughout this period. There is likely to be some form of anxiety for some of our families, so from the start of the academic year my role will be to:
- Be the first point of contact for all parent emails to email@example.com (unless admin related in which case the office email of firstname.lastname@example.org should be used)
- Deal with all matters I can but if needed, the matter will be passed onto the class teachers or other staff who will send a note home, see parents in person or make a phone call to parents in response
- Be available for parents at one of the entrances each morning to answer questions, give information, etc
- Liaise with parents to support your 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 bullying issues liaising with school staff and parents
- Attend meetings with school staff in order to support parents through processes involving their children
- As curriculum leader, support parents with any concerns they may have
In addition to emailing me, you can also call me on the usual school number and the office staff will put you through if I am available.
As part of my role, I will also:
- Support our wellbeing ambassador programme in school where older children help younger children with their worries and concerns (later in the academic year)
- 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
- Support the development of the PSHE programme alongside our PSHE leader, Miss Shepherd
- Train staff across school on supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing needs
- Lead our e-safety programme by training children to use social media responsibly as they get older
On an afternoon I will be leading a same day intervention programme working with children throughout school. Teachers will identify children who would benefit from extra intervention to fully understand a concept that was taught in the morning. This programme is fluid and teachers will identify children with a need on the day to support with either their English or maths skills.
For all the work I will be carrying out, I will be based in the pod (the Owls building outside the infant corridor).
Finally, I would like you to know that I understand growing up today seems harder than ever and young people face a variety of stresses we as parents may not have done. My role is to provide them with the tools and support to succeed and have a strong emotional resilience and positive mental health.
Please be assured that my door is always open and I look forward to meeting families both old and new to our school.
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