Welcome to the Blueroom, home of Ghyllgrove Primary’s pastoral team.
Hello Ghyllgrove children and families,
All three of us wanted to let you know that even though we are not at school we are still thinking of you. We miss you coming to show us good work and haggling us out of extra stickers . We miss seeing you in lunch club, checking in with you in the Blueroom, you saying hi when we pass in the corridors, reading with you, playing games of Uno or Dobble with you and when you make us laugh.
We are all well and keeping safe at home like you are. We are helping our own children with their learning from home just like your parents/carers are with you.
We have seen how hard you are all working on the school Twitter page and think we would have definitely run out of stickers by now had we been at school. So keep up the amazing work and keep posting to @ghyllgrove so we can see what you have been up to. We are so proud of you all.
Mrs Gibbon has us working hard from home to make sure you are all still safe and happy, so we have some new websites for your parents/carers to access if they need some support while we are off school. (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
Parents/carers can also contact school via;
firstname.lastname@example.org for learning at home, online safety, pics etc.
email@example.com for FSM, safeguarding, general school administration and contacting us by adding ‘for the attention of the Blueroom’ in the subject line.
We hope to see you soon and are sending you all a ‘virtual school hug’
Our team has two Pastoral Mentors Mrs D. Hennessey & Miss S. White and a Family Support Worker Mrs L. Moore.
Between us we have over 30 years' experience supporting Ghyllgrove pupils and their families. Our training includes safeguarding, Autism awareness, learning support, mental health, first aid, coaching, mentoring, zones of regulation, social thinking and play therapy.
Our role is to provide support to our pupils while they are at school to ensure they are able to learn to their full potential and prepare them for life at secondary school and beyond.
Medical Conditions and Dietary Needs
Care plans for asthma and other medical conditions are coordinated through the Blueroom team. Should your child be diagnosed with a new condition or you need to update a current care plan you should contact the school office on 01268 450067 and ask for;
Mrs Moore if your child is in EYFS or KS1
Mrs Hennessey if your child is in KS2
Parenting and outside of school concerns
There are a number of outside support agencies who can help you with concerns you may have with your child outside of school. Common concerns parents have are; sleeping, behaviour and attitude.
Links to useful websites for support
Emotional, Wellbeing and Mental Health Service
Children’s Social Care
Families in Focus
Virgin Care: Essex Child and Families Wellbeing Services, Family Hubs
Family learning and workshops
https://courses.aclessex.com/AvailableCoursesList.Asp?COL=NameDisplay&SRT=ASC (search 'family' or 'wellbeing' to find courses)
SETDAB: Domestic abuse support
Effective support directory - COVID-19 update
Basildon council guidance for residents - COVID-19 update
Universal credit website
YMCA: COVID-19 support update
NSPCC-Childrens Mental Health: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/
If you are looking for other parenting support that is not listed here, then please contact a member of the team who will be happy to help you.