Parents and carers find some of these documents useful. You may request a paper copy of these documents by completing the Contact Form.
Information on the School Nursing Team is available here.
A letter from Noahs Ark -
Counsellors and therapists from Noahs Ark usually support many children and young people through counselling, therapeutic interventions, including play and creative therapies and group work. They are currently unable to provide any services to the children and young people they would ordinarily see in schools, however, they would like to utilise their skilled professional staff team in supporting parents/carers and school staff during these rather uncertain and emotionally confusing times. Phone support is available for parents/carers, Monday – Friday between 10am and 4pm–starting Monday 27th April 2020. Parents/carers will be able to request a call back from a member of the Noah’s Ark Centre staff team by sending their brief details and request for a call to the following email addresses depending on if children are at primary or secondary schools.
Primary schools email: email@example.com
The support available will be for parents/carers to offload their worries and concerns: a space to explore their situation a little and their thinking about their relationships with and support of their children and young people. Noah's Ark will listen, support, offer advice where they can and signpost to other services where appropriate. The calls will be kept confidential with the usual exception of significant safeguarding concerns which they will need to refer on to appropriate safeguarding teams and services if these were to arise. Staff responding to requests for support are all experienced and trained in emotionally supporting children, young people and adults and all have experience of working in schools .Some staff have particular training and experience working with families and/or with children with special needs, learning difficulties, or who are on the Autistic Spectrum.
Supporting parents if their child is unwell - The institute of Health Visiting has been working with Healthier Together and have launched a new "Parents Tips" on managing the most common childhood illnesses, with signposting to further advice for parents to help ensure that children get the right care at the right time and the right place. Please visit https://ihv.org.uk/families/top-tips/
A number of our parents have spent the last 12 weeks learning Maths and English, in school, with tutors from Calderdale Adult Learning. This has been an amazing and unique opportunity.
We still have places on our Maths & English courses for any parents/carers who wish to join. The feed- back that the tutors have given us is fantastic and they are more than happy for more parents/carers to attend - if you would like a place, please contact school to book.
Some of our parents/carers have been kind enough to provide their feedback on the course so far and we hope that this will help others to come along, join the fun, make new friends, build confidence and learn new skills. Refreshments and snacks are provided.
"It helped me to learn and refresh my English and engage in my social life and make friends" "Gave me an extra learning opportunity to help towards my exam and helped me make friends"
"It has helped me refresh my skills to help my daughter with her homework and it has really helped me through my mental issues. Talking to new people, I wouldn't normally"
‘I have learned different ways of doing things that I didn’t understand at school, which helps when I help my grand-daughter with her homework.’