“Thank you so much for the training that staff have been to so far. Their feedback had been really positive.”
Claire Joel (Acting Deputy Headteacher) St Mary's CE Primary School
“Thank you for the work you have done with the delightful Y2 girls. They have enjoyed the sessions and I am sure that they have gained a lot from them.”
Chris Broadhurst (Learning Mentor) Brownmead School
CIRCLE TIME & PEER MEDIATION
“Responding to the REACH support flier was a great move!! Wendy and her team have started a range of programmes and bespoke packages to support the social and emotional development of our pupils and to help grow pupil leadership within school.
It is still early days but the programmes have been well-received by the children and we are beginning to see a positive impact on behaviour and communication.”
Jo Copestake (Acting Deputy Head) Reaside Academy
“The family support that REACH provides has been invaluable to our parents. Debbie quickly builds positive relationships with parents and is able to support them with strategies to help manage behaviour, a listening ear and a wealth of knowledge about other services that families can access.”
Tina Bates (Learning Mentor) Blakesley Hall School
“REACH has worked with Woodhouse Primary Academy for only a few weeks but we have already seen a massive difference in the children being mentored. Wendy has fitted into our team really well and we look forward to our working relationship continuing into the future”
Karen Kennedy (Senior Office Manager/Pastoral Support) Woodhouse Primary Academy
“Reach Support and in particular, Wendy Sartain, has made a huge impact on the pastoral life at our school. A professional and dedicated individual Wendy has become part our team dedicated to supporting the children and families that make up the Welsh House Farm school community. Wendy is passionate about supporting children and families and providing a regular fun friendly space where our pupils can talk about their aspirations, wishes, feelings and friendships.
Offering a range of services Wendy has been instrumental in supporting the school to gain the UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award and has formed a successful parent partnership. Through Reach Support over the last 3 years we have been able to offer our pupils the opportunity of a high quality Summer School experience – a week filled with activities and fun led by professionals committed to working and supporting children and families!
Reach Support is one of the most positive initiatives our school has become involved and we hope to continue with this successful partnership in years to come.”
Bridget Jay (Headteacher) Welsh House Farm Community School, November 2019
MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING
“I felt the course was really good. It provided a lot of information and Michelle that ran the course was really knowledgeable on the subject area and was able to answer any questions you had.
The course was also well linked back to mental health in schools and we were made aware of different resources that were available.
We also Looked at a good example of an action plan. This was a nice way of getting started with our own action plan ready to take back into our own schools to get started.
I would highly recommend this course to anybody that is doing anything around mental health in education. “
T Lillicrapp, The Pines School
MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING
“The two-day course that I attended on First Aid for mental health was very informed. The course was extremely well presented by Michelle.
I would whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone who is going to take on the mental health lead role in school. You won’t go wrong. “
N Quadri, Harborne Primary School
MENTORING AND FAMILY SUPPORT
“Reach provide essential services to our school community in the form of a learning mentor and family support worker. The highly skilled and committed staff make a significant impact in our school working holistically with children and families to offer essential support and guidance. Reach staff make a strong contribution to the care and assistance which is provided through school for those in need. We consider Reach staff to be a key part of our staff team and they each add significant expertise, resilience and experience to our school. The impact on children and families is immense and has enabled so many children to flourish in school. Reach are a key support service for Woodhouse Primary Academy and I would not be without their care, help, assistance and support. “
O Wilson, Woodhouse Primary Academy