Guidance and Learning Centre (GLC)
The GLC provides short term provision for pupils who may be at risk of permanent exclusion, or where serious incidents have occurred. In addition to this we also offer this service to a wide variety of local primary schools. We use the GLC as part of our behaviour systems in school, linking to our rewards and consequences systems.
Enhanced Mainstream Provision – The Learning Zone (EMP)
The aim of the EMP is to support pupils whose needs are not typically catered for within our special schools in the local authority. The EMP offers children with autism a flexible curriculum and timetable to their learning whilst having high expectations and focusing on the children accessing age related objectives towards their core subjects.
Place 2 Be
At Easington Colliery Primary School we have a counselling service called Place 2 Be. This resource is available to children, parents and staff accessing Easington Colliery Primary School.
Place 2 Be for children
This is a charity which offers play based, child led therapy to all children in school. Referrals into school can be made by the SENCO, Class Teachers or Parents. This therapy can be offered on a weekly basis to children. In addition to this, we have Place 2 Talk which all children in school can access if they have a problem or something they would like to talk about.
Place 2 Be for Parents
We have a parent counsellor named Alison Ross available to offer weekly counselling sessions to parents of children accessing Easington Colliery Primary School.
Parent Support Advisor – Lorraine Smith
Lorraine Smith works Monday – Wednesday and will support you with a range of topics such as behavior, routines and systems linked to readiness to learn, finances, housing. Lorraine is often in Breakfast Club on a morning and hosts a coffee morning on a Tuesday morning. The coffee mornings often have themes to support parenting.
Positive Families Worker – Joanne Rickard
Joanne Rickard works Wednesday – Friday and can offer you support regarding your emotional wellbeing, positive relationship and substance misuse. Joanne is often in Breakfast club on a morning and hosts a coffee morning on a Friday morning. The themes of these session are often in relation to developing parents self esteem and well being.
In addition to the support above offered by Lorraine and Joanne, they also deliver termly course of the Family Nurture Programme and iPlus.
Behaviour Lead – Christopher Dickinson
Christopher Dickinson leads our Guidance and Learning Centre. He is available to discuss your child’s behaviour and support you with home/school strategies all week. He is often on the school yard at the start and end of the school day.
If you would like to make an appointment with any of the above staff please contact the school office on 0191 5270293.