Family Nurture Practitioner / Designated Safeguarding Lead
I have been part of the Recreation Road community for 13 years, the first three as a parent. Having started as a volunteer, I developed an interest in children’s social and emotional development. I’ve completed lots of training to sharpen my knowledge and skills – but there’s still more that I want to learn!
I’m passionate about providing support to the whole family when they find themselves in unfamiliar and challenging situations. To improve my practice, I’ve recently qualified as a Non-Violent Resistance Practitioner and gained a Level 2 in Counselling Skills.
I am incredibly lucky to spend time with our families over an informal and non-judgemental cuppa. This gives me the chance to listen to their needs in a relaxed environment to see what I can to do to help and support. I may be able to offer support myself, or signpost to external organisations with greater expertise.
For further information, please refer to our Nest leaflet.
I am a parent to 2 lovely children, one of whom has a variety of additional needs. We have worked together as a family, with the right support, to help him achieve his own personal goals. He’s currently doing well at sixth form.
You can contact Sharon by emailing email@example.com
Assistant Head (Pastoral); Designated Safeguarding Lead; Year 1 Class Teacher
I started working at Recreation Road in 2014 as a member of the Early Years and Senior Leadership Teams. In January 2018 I became Assistant Head responsible for the pastoral side of the school. My responsibilities include supporting and promoting pupil, family and staff wellbeing. I also oversee lunchtime staffing and provision and I am Designated Teacher for Looked After Children, Mental Health Champion and Domestic Abuse Champion.
A large part of my role is to support families (alongside Sharon) when things go a bit wonky – it happens to all of us! We can signpost you to organisations who specialise in the support you need, help you to complete referrals and help you to find solutions that make sense for you. We are also very happy to have a chat and a cup of tea if you need a friendly ear and someone to talk things through with, no matter how big and scary they are.
I have a hormonal teenage son who came to Rec Road and 2 teenage step-daughters. In my spare time I play the violin in the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra, go running to counteract all the cooking I do and I love reading detective fiction!
You can contact Susanna by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Useful Links for Parents/Carers & Families
Looking After Your Family’s Wellbeing While You’re at Home
We know that this is a very uncertain time for us all and managing your own and your child’s mental wellbeing is going to be vital over the next few weeks and months. Here are some resources that might help. We will keep adding to these resources as we come across more.
Talking to your Child about Coronavirus
Managing Children’s Anxiety
Mindfulness and Meditation
Looking After your Mental Health
The Aim Group – The AIM Group specialise in finding training and employment opportunities for those who want to reach their full potential.
Domestic Abuse Support