Who are we working with?
We are always looking for ways in which we can enhance school for our children. By working with external agencies we can provide curriculum support, encourage emotional development and offer a range of extra-curricular activities.
Vigor Rugby have been providing rugby coaching in school for the last few years. They also organise tournaments with local schools and join us during Healthy School Week to provide rugby coaching. Click here to visit the Vigor Rugby website.
IMPACT NE is an agency which we work closely with to enhance the support we can give to families and children within our school.
What is I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast, and what difference can we make in your child’s school?
I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast CIC is a local not for profit organisation working in schools across the Northeast of England, and within the local community, to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children, families and teachers. In school we support children so that they feel more confident about themselves which in turn helps them to cope with the everyday challenges they face as well as the more significant difficulties that can crop up from time to time. This support – ultimately – will help children to feel more settled in school, and will enable them to learn more easily. We hope that the support we offer can result in less worry for both children and their parents.
What support do we offer your child/children?
I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast staff work with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. Sometimes, children face issues around friendships, and of course difficulties can occur outside of school which – in turn – impact within school. Before we see children we have a meeting with parents and carers to ensure you are happy for your child to attend sessions. This meeting is important, because it allows us to show families that we want to work with them and that they are an important part of the process.
We also offer a range of training courses and workshops for pupils, parents and teachers to help share our knowledge and skills. Keep your eyes peeled for further information on these free opportunities.
How can we help families?
We regularly meet with parents to discuss their worries about their children. We offer extended services which involves the families of any children at the school, offering adults support with any issues they may have. You can also request a meeting at any point or time.
Our counselling and ‘magic listener’ approach
We visit the school and work with the children in a confidential environment where children can express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This process is supported by a qualified counsellor (a ‘magic listener’), helping children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning. Our magic listeners work with the school and support all well-being and nurture programs already running.
When can we support you and your family best?
There are times when children have lots of emotions and they feel especially sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to family problems such as separation or illness, or even the death of a much-loved pet. Some may become withdrawn; others may become demanding or challenging in their behavior: that’s when having I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast in school can be most helpful.
You are very welcome to talk to our school counsellor, Emma Crowe, either face-to-face or via telephone.
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