‘The personal and character development of pupils is excellently supported through, for example, the commendable pastoral care. There is an exemplary emphasis on pupils’, and indeed staff, wellbeing and flourishing.’
SIAMS inspection report, 2019
Dedicated Pastoral Support Worker
Ms Toplis is our Pastoral Support Worker. She works with children who may be struggling with their emotions or need to develop skills important for their social development & wellbeing. The support offered varies depending on the needs of the child, but may include group interventions such as Lego Therapy and Talk About or 1:1 interventions such as Drawing & Talking Therapy. Ms Toplis also offers a drop-in session, so children know they can express any concerns in a safe space.
Children are referred to Ms Toplis by the SENDCo after discussion with teachers, parents and other professionals. However, they can also self-refer to one of the drop-in sessions.
Ms Toplis has a dedicated space to work with our children created using funding from Camden’s Inclusive Schools, Inclusive Spaces initiative.
Referrals to Mental Health Professionals
Ms Toplis and Ms Dillon, the school SENDCo, can refer pupils to Open Minded – Camden’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) with parental consent. They work closely with professionals at Open Minded to ensure that our pupils’ emotional and mental health needs are understood and being met in school.
Lighthouse London Church
Andy and the team at our church are happy to listen to parents/carers of any faith, who may need support during difficult times or just want to talk something through. They can be contacted via the school or directly at the church on Finchley Road.
020 7435 0083