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. Another useful link is to the Poole Family Information Directory and the website is filled with advice and parent information.
Poole Family Information Directory is also a good place to access for help during the holidays.
In February 2021 BCP Council was 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 benefit based free school meals. The name of the programme is the holiday activities and food programme (HAF). The council will be operating a pilot programme over Easter with a view to providing more activities over the summer and Christmas holidays.
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.
Dr. Mine Conkbayir, is an award-winning early years author, trainer and consultant. She has designed this app to help parents, foster carers, childminders, early years practitioners and teachers to access FREE, quick and effective ways to help young children and teenagers to better manage their emotions and ultimately support their mental health and well-being.
The tools are provided by early years professionals, mindfulness experts, parents and foster carers – each of whom feature in this app.
Resources for returning to school post-lockdown.