At All Saints Kirkby Overblow and North Rigton CE Primary Schools we strive for all pupils and staff to feel confident, calm and included in our schools and local community. We believe that achieving this will enable pupils to grow, blossom and flourish whilst feeling happy and enthusiastic about themselves and their learning.
If you feel the need to seek advice about your child’s mental health and wellbeing we have members of staff in school for you to contact via the office:
Mrs Andrews- Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Down – Base Leader, Wellbeing Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead North Rigton
Mrs Honey – Base Leader, Wellbeing Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead All Saints
Miss Ellis – SENCO North Rigton
Miss Cromack – SENCO All Saints
Equally, if your child would like to speak to a member of staff please encourage them to speak to their class teacher or one of the above members of staff.
Compass Phoenix is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people between the ages of 5-19.
It’s also available for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) up to the age of 25.
The Compass Phoenix service is for those children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention of harm work in relation to mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
The aim of the service is to improve outcomes for children and young people’s mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people.
Just ‘B’ provides emotional wellbeing support to primary and secondary schools in our area. This service aims to provide children and young people with a space to share, explore and develop an understanding of their lives and emotional responses.
Lego and Knex Therapy is a small group, interactive session of around 40 minutes that has been proved to be effective for children and adults with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, developmental disorders, anxiety and depression. The goals of Lego Therapy are to: improve motivation to initiate social interaction with peers, improve ability to sustain interaction with peers and develop flexibility of thought and problem solving skills.
Through the sessions children are encouraged to communicate with each other – while supported by a member of staff – by being given different roles.
The ‘engineer’ gives descriptions of the pieces needed and the directions for assembling them.
The ‘supplier’ finds the pieces described and hands them to the builder.
The ‘builder’ follows the engineer’s directions and puts the pieces together.
The different jobs with a joint purpose mean that the children practise attention, turn-taking, sharing, joint problem solving , listening and social communication skills.
We have a number of programmes that can be individually tailored to specific and Individual needs. These are often run on a 1:1 basis or a small group.
For example, change4life club, gardening club, socially speaking and mindfulness club.
Anisa Lewis is a Positive Parenting Coach who empowers parents with the skills and the know how to raise happy, confident kids. She comes highly recommended from a number of schools within the Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust.
“It’s okay to not be okay”