Protective Parenting Courses
Our Family Support Officer will be holding a series of courses during school time after half term. The aim of the course is to help parents and carers understand more about their parenting roles with regard to keep children safe . Each week we will look at a different aspect that can help to support our children. We will look at: behaviour management; safety in the community; anti-bullying; lifestyle choices and role modelling; e-safety and social media. Each session will take place at 1.30pm after half term on Thursday afternoons in school - they will last for an hour and a half. We will also have the opportunity to have a coffee and a chat about the challenges and joys of parenting. Please look out for details coming from the pupils also. The course is running across other Trust schools also.
Shelly Carr (left) is our Family Support Officer. She works closely with our Pastoral Leader Sharon Selkirk. The remit of the Family Support Officer at Waverley is to offer parents and carers help to support pupils at our school. Her work ranges from parenting support; to attendance issues or support for assistance with transition to high school. Mrs Selkirk coordinates our pastoral support and is always on hand to talk to pupils and parents or to offer the services of the Family Support Officer. Anyone with a concern can come into school for a chat - any matter impacting upon the well being of pupils is our concern and we are here to assist in whatever way we can. We are currently holding coffee mornings every second Thursday where parents can meet our Pastoral Team.
Lesley Galloway (below left) is our School Health Advisor. She is also on hand to provide help to parents. She can assist with dietary advice; toilet training or help with a range of medical issues that are experienced by many for our pupils. Please contact Mrs Selkirk if you would to book an appointment to see Lesley. She also works closely with our school leaders and advises us on the administration of medication and general health care issues.
Our Pastoral Team works closely with our Headteacher on all matters concerning pupil welfare. Please feel free to contact any of the team or come along to one of our coffee mornings to meet other parents and carers.
For a number of years our school has provided counselling services for children during the school day. Our Kalmer Counsellor for 2015-16 is Emily Cooke who visits school on a weekly basis to talk to pupils.
From September 2015 we will be providing wrap around care in conjunction with CUBA Kids who will offer breakfast and after school care. If you would like to consider this provision at Waverley please contact the school office; pick up a leaflet in the school reception or visit our CUBA page.
Follow this link for Newcastle Local Authority Admissions website. We are still accepting late applications for our Nursery class in September 2015. Place are also available in some of our other classes within the school. If you child is 3 by the 31st August they are entitled to receive 15 hours of free Nursery care. We have spaces in a limited number of classes currently. If you would like to arrange an appointment to visit our school, please contact the school office on 01912674549 or firstname.lastname@example.org To apply for a place complete the application form below and return to the school office.