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I’m pleased to update you on what we’re doing to support our school community’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 Crisis

Here at we Gnoll Primary we prioritise supporting wellbeing above all else and this approach has formed a central part of our planning during this difficult time. We have an extensive team of staff dedicated to supporting our school community who are on hand to provide guidance and assistance in addition to the work being provided by the teaching staff. We are pleased to hear that many of you are remaining positive while adhering to the social distancing guidelines. The team will continue to contact pupils and their families to see how they are getting on, so you may receive a call from us soon!

The key message is that we are here to help. No-one should suffer in silence; if your wellbeing is suffering, please make sure that you tell someone. The email addresses of the wellbeing team are listed below and there is also a list of numbers that may be helpful.

There is lots more information below, covering issues surrounding wellbeing, support available, free school meals, additional learning needs. Please do take the time to have a look.

Stay safe and look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

Useful websites and support materials

Thrive Approach

Gnoll Staff  Wellbeing Team:

Coronavirus – Child friendly Booklet
Mr R. Harris Headteacher
Mrs V. Gibbon Wellbeing Lead
Mrs H. Shakell Pupil Liaison Officer
Mrs B. Williams Thrive Practitioner
Mrs J. Billington Thrive Practitioner
Mrs R. Hurst Thrive Practitioner

Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus story

Mrs L. Thomas Thrive Practitioner
Mrs S. Coleman ALNCo Foundation Phase
Mrs E. Fielding ALNCo Key Stage 2
Mrs E. Trollope ALNCo Rainbow Room
Attendance Officer

Accessing Support

Please use the email addresses above to contact the relevant member of staff should you feel that you need to. Staff are able to access their emails throughout the day, so you should get a response fairly quickly. However, you may prefer to access one or more of the services below.

In an emergency situation you should call 999.​

Free School Meals

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has decided to issue bank transfer payments to parents of those pupils entitled to free school meals who attend a school in the County of Neath Port Talbot. The amount payable will be £19.50 per week for each eligible pupil, this does not include nursery pupils. The payment will be paid direct into your bank account. Please note that the Authority is unable to make payments into post office or credit union accounts.

However, parents need to sign up for this initiative, so if you have not already please visit the website at the link below. The website also contains information on the menus for each week and delivery dates.

Link to NPT Free School Meals Website

Mental Health Poster

Other Supportive Websites
Information to support the Rainbow Room, Learning Support Centre 

Techniques to support children with their thoughts, feelings and behaviour