Pastoral Support at Ocean Academy
Mrs Simpson is our Pastoral Care Leader and her role is to support parents and families to positively face any challenges that may come their way. She is in school every day and can offer advice, a listening ear or arrange professional support where necessary. Mrs Simpson will periodically add relevant links, advice and outside agency connections to the newsletter and website and we hope they will be a useful reference.
A letter from Mrs Simpson
School is regularly sent website links from the Borough/government drawing people’s attention to different support that we can all access.
The links raise awareness to issues that people find difficult to talk about and or find difficult to know where to get support.
Please click this link here for raising awareness of coercive and controlling behaviour in relationships.
The information is clear, concise and with video clips to help us understand this behaviour and where we can get help. Please take a minute to look and spread the word if you are concerned about yourself or your nearest and dearest.
You can also refer to Poole Family Information Directory and the website is filled with advice and parent information, including support during the holidays
Please follow Holiday and Activities and Food Programme (HAF). This has been set up by BCP Council it has been awarded funding by the Department for Education (DfE) to support the provision of free holiday activity places for children and young people aged 5 to 16 receiving benefits-based free school meals. The name of the programme is the holiday activities and food programme (HAF).
You can also access Activities and short breaks for children with SEN. A range of leisure activities are available in the local area for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
For any families who need additional support for food and utilities due to the pandemic this continues to be available through the Citizens Advice Bureau or telephone 01202 081732.
School is launching information about My Family Coach to help our parents and carers understand their children’s behaviour. My Family Coach is a free website written by behaviour experts with 20 years’ experience working with over 5,000 schools. My Family Coach will support you through the tough times,inspire you with new ideas and share practical tips to make parenting that little bit easier.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES YOU MAY FIND USEFUL
I’m worried about my child’s eating habits
NHS-Mental Health Support and signposting for children
The Best Mental Health Apps 2022
My LIfe Meditation/mental health resources
Book-Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries
Kids FIrst-Talking to children and about body safety
NSPCC- Talking about difficult topics
NSPCC-is a useful link for information around sexual behaviours and development