The Rainbow Room is where pastoral support happens. Children can have quiet time to be mindful and reflective as well as receive support from the pastoral team. Our pastoral team consists of two Learning Mentors and a Pastoral Manager; we also have a therapy dog at each school and two rabbits. In addition, we have 7 Mental Health Champions across the Federation too.
Rupert and Woody
Rupert and Woody are our therapy dogs and are a great asset to our pastoral team. Then spend time in school where ever they are needed; they enjoy being in the classrooms with the children as well as in the rainbow room in each school.
Coco and Tallulah
Coco and Tallulah are our school rabbits and they are both based at the Infants School in the Nursery and Reception playground. They always like a cuddle and a stroke from our younger pupils.
Mental Health Champions
Our Mental Health Champions strive towards making sure that mental health is a school priority. We participate in network meetings to explore new resources, to share support and good practice with other MHC’s. We converse and with Primary Mental Health Workers from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and make referrals if needed. We also have close links with our North Lincolnshire Educational Psychologists.
Parents and Carers
Parents or carers should contact their child’s class teacher or a member of the pastoral team if they have any mental health concerns about their child. This will then be cascaded to a Mental Health Champion for assessment. In addition to offering support within school, we may also discuss with you, additional support available to you from the following agencies:
- School Nursing Service www.healthforkids.co.uk (Interactive website for children and parents)
- CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
- Children’s Centre
- Changing Lives Through Changing Minds (Play Therapist)
- Local GP