Our Pastoral Team
|Mrs A Baker
Rainbows Bereavement Facilitator
Rainbows Bereavement Co-ordinator
|Rainbows Bereavement Facilitator
Rainbows Bereavement Support
Our programmes provide an emotionally safe environment for children and young people to guide them through grieving a significant and often devastating loss, resulting from the impact of a death, relationship breakdown or other serious change in their lives.
Rainbows Programmes provide a safe setting for children and young people to talk through their feelings with others who are experiencing similar situations. They are helped to articulate their feelings by a trained adult facilitator whom they know and trust. Confidentiality, which is at the heart of all Rainbows Programmes, is kept at all times unless a child or young person is at risk, in which case the school’s safeguarding procedures are followed.
Rainbows Programmes provide age relevant materials which form a structured 12 – 14 week programme to assist children and young people through their grief and loss. Rainbows supports self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience, whilst promoting positive emotional/mental development and healthy relationships.
Being part of the Rainbows sessions is mutually agreed. If you feel your child has experienced significant loss and would like them to be involved please contact Miss Vedamuttu or Mrs Lloyd, Co-ordinator. Equally if the school feels it would be beneficial to your child we will be in touch with you to discuss the programme in more detail.
Below are some apps which are recommended by Tina Rae, Senior Educational Psychologist, as tools to support with mental health and wellbeing. These are apps which a predominately for adult use and we suggest that an adult looks at them first before using them with children.
If you are ever seriously concerned about your mental health or that of a family member, contact your GP. These charities also offer support 24/7.