Home School Links

Mr Baylay and  Mrs Bedson are our Home School Link Workers. Mr Baylay works at our school two days a week and Mrs Bedson works in our School every day. Mrs Brook is our Learning Mentor.  Mrs Brook works in school Monday to Thursday.  If you need any help or advice then please don't hesitate to find them.

Home school Link Workers work together to support children, young people, and their families.

We can also …..

  • help with links between you and school
  • support you at school meetings
  • help you find your way through the education system
  • guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support
  • provide information on support groups for parents/carers
  • Please do not hesitate to telephone or call in to speak to any member of the team.

 

NURTURE GROUP

At St Maria Goretti, our Nurture Group is run by Mrs Bedson and runs three times a week. We have a maximum of six children, from different key stages in our group at any one time. Our nurture group provides a safe and nurturing learning environment where each child is valued, understood and has their emotional needs met appropriately. The format of the sessions is flexible and the children are invited to volunteer ideas, suggestions and activities for the group. The Nurture group provides an alternate curriculum for the selected children to meet their targets.

Nurture Groups were developed in 1969 in inner London by educational psychologist, Marjorie Boxall.  Marjorie noticed that a large number of children entering school were presenting social, emotional and behavioural needs. They were unable to form trusting relationships with adults or respond appropriately to other children.  So she invented the Boxall Profile, a two part check list to be completed by staff who know the child in class.  It provides a framework for the precise assessment of children who need help in school and helps teachers to plan focused intervention.  Depending on how the children scores on the Boxall Profile will distinguish the intervention in the Nurture Group.

 

This Term's Family Learning Programme

Each term Mr Baylay arranges fun and stimulating workshops to encourage parents to continue with their own learning and in turn, support their child in school.

This terms workshops include:-

Booktime for FS2

Music Fun and Games for Early Years

Nature Art for Year 1 and Year 2

Brain Food for Healthy Kids Year 3 and Year 4

African Craft for Year 5 and Year 6

Further courses to follow. The website will be updated termly.

 

Soccer Lions

We have a Soccer Lions session from 9.30am to 10.15am every Thursday for pre-school children. The sesion are fun packed, involving rhymes, songs, fundamentals of movement, speech and language and lots and lots of fun.

Come and participate in the group activity with your child.

 

Police Cadets Scheme

This term Staffordshire Police have been into school to run their Police Cadets Scheme with our year 5 and 6 pupils.

Session 1 - Good behaviour, communicating with a radio and writing in a pocket notebook.

Session 2 - Road safety - wearing your seat belt, crossing the road and what the Police do at a car accident.

Session 3 - School security - why is it important to look after your school

Session 4 - Crime scene - how the police investigate crime and fingerprint

Session 5 - Anti-social behaviour

Session 6 - Graduation ceremony

 

Throughout the course the children are expected to write in their pocket notebooks and think about the session impact on them and the community.

 

 

Upcoming Events

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Home School Links

Mr Baylay and  Mrs Bedson are our Home School Link Workers. Mr Baylay works at our school two days a week and Mrs Bedson works in our School every day. Mrs Brook is our Learning Mentor.  Mrs Brook works in school Monday to Thursday.  If you need any help or advice then please don't hesitate to find them.

Home school Link Workers work together to support children, young people, and their families.

We can also …..

  • help with links between you and school
  • support you at school meetings
  • help you find your way through the education system
  • guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support
  • provide information on support groups for parents/carers
  • Please do not hesitate to telephone or call in to speak to any member of the team.

 

NURTURE GROUP

At St Maria Goretti, our Nurture Group is run by Mrs Bedson and runs three times a week. We have a maximum of six children, from different key stages in our group at any one time. Our nurture group provides a safe and nurturing learning environment where each child is valued, understood and has their emotional needs met appropriately. The format of the sessions is flexible and the children are invited to volunteer ideas, suggestions and activities for the group. The Nurture group provides an alternate curriculum for the selected children to meet their targets.

Nurture Groups were developed in 1969 in inner London by educational psychologist, Marjorie Boxall.  Marjorie noticed that a large number of children entering school were presenting social, emotional and behavioural needs. They were unable to form trusting relationships with adults or respond appropriately to other children.  So she invented the Boxall Profile, a two part check list to be completed by staff who know the child in class.  It provides a framework for the precise assessment of children who need help in school and helps teachers to plan focused intervention.  Depending on how the children scores on the Boxall Profile will distinguish the intervention in the Nurture Group.

 

This Term's Family Learning Programme

Each term Mr Baylay arranges fun and stimulating workshops to encourage parents to continue with their own learning and in turn, support their child in school.

This terms workshops include:-

Booktime for FS2

Music Fun and Games for Early Years

Nature Art for Year 1 and Year 2

Brain Food for Healthy Kids Year 3 and Year 4

African Craft for Year 5 and Year 6

Further courses to follow. The website will be updated termly.

 

Soccer Lions

We have a Soccer Lions session from 9.30am to 10.15am every Thursday for pre-school children. The sesion are fun packed, involving rhymes, songs, fundamentals of movement, speech and language and lots and lots of fun.

Come and participate in the group activity with your child.

 

Police Cadets Scheme

This term Staffordshire Police have been into school to run their Police Cadets Scheme with our year 5 and 6 pupils.

Session 1 - Good behaviour, communicating with a radio and writing in a pocket notebook.

Session 2 - Road safety - wearing your seat belt, crossing the road and what the Police do at a car accident.

Session 3 - School security - why is it important to look after your school

Session 4 - Crime scene - how the police investigate crime and fingerprint

Session 5 - Anti-social behaviour

Session 6 - Graduation ceremony

 

Throughout the course the children are expected to write in their pocket notebooks and think about the session impact on them and the community.

 

 

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