Brockswood Primary and Nursery School

Parent Support

Pastoral Lead

Our Pastoral Lead, Miss Francis, aims to support children and their families emotional well-being and mental health needs.

At Brockswood school we feel it is equally as important to support our parents, carers and families as it is to nurture our students. Parental engagement is one of the most powerful levers we have in improving outcomes for children.

As a school, this service is to provide a listening ear and support to enable parents and carers to talk through concerns and have someone to listen to and be able to explore options and develop coping strategies with.

This can be done through meetings, where we can bring in additional support if needed, and also signpost you to services that would be best suited. Miss Francis is available (by appointment) every day to all parents and carers who feel they need to discuss any worries they have or to ask for advice. This can be in relation to their child, family or other personal circumstances. Please phone the school, call in at the office or you can email

Praise for Being

Praise for Doing

Praise for Trying 

Praise – whenever you find the chance – it works wonders for your child’s confidence and self-esteem.

Respect – your child’s individuality and within safe limits let them become their own person.

Encourage – your child’s curiosity and learning – including answering endless questions!

Be consistent – it really is important the rules stay the same otherwise it gets too confusing.

Quality time – it is essential to spend time with your child to bond and build relationships.

Positive diversion – always think of a positive that you can relate to the situation to give them something to work towards.

Feedback from Families and Children

“Thank you for keeping me involved in my child’s learning, I really feel part of the school community from your involvement.”  Year 5 father

“Miss Francis helps you if you have a worry in school or at home and sorts it out immediately. Without Miss Francis there would be no sunshine.” Year 6 child

“Miss Francis helps me learn more at school because she talks to you about any worries you have.” Ex pupil 

Help and advice for families in a digital world

External Links which may help

For links for you or your child to use for information or help, please see the attached list:

parents additional contacts.pdf

Young Minds

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The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.

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