Meeting your child’s pastoral needs
Children’s mental and emotional wellbeing is at the centre of all the things we do at Parkdale School. Our Pastoral Lead ,Mrs Jenny Walker, is at hand throughout the school day to help and support children and their families. She has a wealth of knowledge/experience and works closely with other agencies, so everyone can access the help and support they may need. If you would like to get in touch with Mrs Walker you can either email at email@example.com or call the school on 0115 9110066.
Parkdale School has 2 specifically trained staff in emotional literacy and they work with all children across the school on specific emotional needs. If you would be interested in your child receiving this type of support please contact your child’s class teacher.
Our Wellbeing Warriors
We have recently introduced Wellbeing Warriors to our school. Wellbeing Warriors are a group of 8 children from years 5 and 6 that mentor younger children with smaller concerns or problems. They are great role models at showing how to build resilience and promote positive wellbeing.
We have 2 worry boxes in school that children can use if they would like some help. They leave a note inside and this will be picked up by either Mrs Walker or the wellbeing warriors depending on the nature of the problem.
These are our Wellbeing Warriors for this academic year!
Wellbeing Warriors Training
Recently, the Wellbeing Warriors were taught all about emotions and responding appropriately, bullying and the importance of confidentiality. We learnt about these key areas using role play, discussion and debate.
Yesterday Reception took their final trip to Gedling Country Park. Thank you to all of the volunteers and parents for their support. We have loved watching our local environment change, spotting the bluebells (which we planted) spring to life, finding the colours of...
Mr Chell and 4 volunteers have planted a tree as part of the Platinum Jubilee Queen's Canopy campaign. The tree is a Weeping Silver pear Tree, chosen for it’s platinum silver coloured leaves. It has been planted along the Cliff Road side of the playground....
Year 2 combined their work on Sustainable development with Art. They have learnt about a weaving artist called Annie Albers. She used yarns to weave with but we recycled our old plastic carrier bags and created continual weaving pictures. We used the skills from...