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Sugar Hill Primary School

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Parental Support

Social Learning Mentor 

Mrs Atkinson Jones

Mrs Atkinson Jones is our full time Social Learning Mentor who works alongside staff to further support both children and families from Nursery to Year 6. 

If you would like support from Mrs Atkinson Jones please contact school on 01325 300334 or by contacting Mrs Atkinson Jones direct on her work mobile 07767 675110 during the school day in term time. 

Mrs Atkinson Jones covers gate duty at entrance B morning and night. 

News

We are currently working towards the Wellbeing Award for schools. This is a whole school activity to help improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of everyone. Mrs Legge is our Wellbeing Award Co-ordinator and we are very busy collating evidence to gain accreditation for this award.

We are currently working with Claire Dunderdale, a mental health practitioner, who comes into school once a week to work with staff and children. Claire is currently working primarily with KS2 children supporting emotional literacy and helping children to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. 

Claire's team deliver many different interventions and over the course of time we will be developing a programme of support across the whole school. 

Useful Links

Young Minds  

Mental Health Charity for Children and young people committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Lots of useful information as well as a Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544. 

 

Hub of Hope

Find support in our area. 

 

Durham Local Offer

Durham local offer is designed to help you find the very best support for your child from birth to 25 years if the have special educational needs and disabilities. You will find information, advice and guidance about the types of services and support available to you. 

 

MindEd

This is a really useful website with lots of emotional and mental  health advice and information. 

 

Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator and Wellbeing Lead.       

Mrs K Legge

Mrs Legge is our Deputy Headteacher, Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator, Designator Teacher for Children Looked After, Safeguarding Lead and Wellbeing Lead. 

Mrs Legge works closely with Mrs Atkinson Jones co-ordinating support for children and families. Our plan for this academic year, following the lifting of Covid19 restrictions will be to plan parent/carer events to support families. More information will be sent in school newsletters. 

We do have a school instagram account 'Sugar Hill Primary' linked purely and simply to share emotional wellbeing posts. We warmly invite you to become one of our followers.