Family Support

Family Support

Our aim at Shotley Community Primary School is to work in partnership with you – we want all children to enjoy school and be successful and happy. We acknowledge that as parents and carers you will want the best for your children. We are here to listen and provide support, advice and information to families within our school community in relation to any concerns you may have regarding school or family life. If you would like an informal chat, please contact Mrs Southgate in the school office in the first instance, where she will be happy to help you.

Below is some information that you may find useful:

  • The Sleep Council ‘The GOOD-NIGHT’ Guide for Children Click here
  • Parent Hub: A website that offers parenting advice and support to help your child’s development. Click here
  • Nutritionist resource: Advice on nutrition for school children. Click here
  • Barnardo’s – Support hub. Click here

Common Assessment Framework (CAF):

Do you need some extra support for your family? CAF may be the way forward. Parents complete the CAF with a professional to request services work together to provide better support and communication for your child and family Click here

Suffolk Children & Young People’s emotional well-being hub

Information, advice and support for anyone concerned about the emotional well-being and mental health of a child or person 0 – 25 years. Written guidance is available of how to support your child with a range of issues such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, self-harming. Click here

Children’s Centre

Local Children’s Centres are able to provide support to families with children from 0-5 years old. Services are free and they are often open 9 – 5 pm. Our closest Centre is Cherry Blossom Children’s Centre, Hadleigh Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6QT
Telephone number: 01206 299467

School Nursing Team

There’s a new number to text our school nurse. ChatHealth, the school nurse messaging service, is confidential and available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. You can message for advice on all kinds of health issues, like toileting, emotional health and well being, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns. The text number for this service is 07507 333356.

You can still get in touch with the school nurse in the same way as you might have done before, if you prefer. To find out more about the School Nurse service and for local contact details please Click Here