Pupil Support Officer
When challenges start to emerge, ‘Early Intervention’ is key at minimising the impact this may have on family life.
At Chancel we have a well-trained family support liaison officer, Mrs Dubberley, who has worked at Chancel for over 10 years, and has built up a substantial repertoire of skills in supporting our pupils and their families in a wide range of areas.
As well as being a qualified Nurture Group Practitioner, Mrs Dubberley is a Mental Health First Aid Champion and is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Mrs Dubberley is also recognised as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.
Mrs Dubberley can offer counselling, advice and support on a wide range of issues, including: making sense of Autism and raising awareness of Autistic Spectrum Disorders; attachment awareness and understanding attachment; child anxiety and building confidence; social skills and emotions; loss and bereavement; nurture through social stories and therapeutic stories; anger management; self-esteem as well as solution focus and friendship.
In addition, Mrs Dubberley, a Massage in Schools Programme Trainer, has successfully implemented the Massage In Schools Programme [MISP] across all years groups; MISP is a peer massage programme for children aged between 4-12 (with adaptations for 2-3 year olds) that’s helping people all over the world. It has been developed as an inclusive whole school strategy for reducing children’s stress levels, aggression and bullying.
If you would like to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your family environment or child, and wish to access the support available, then please contact the school office or speak to your child’ class teacher, who will direct your referral to Mrs Dubberley.
If your child has a medical need and you feel that they will require support in managing this medical need during the school day, please make contact with the school office who will arrange a meeting with Mrs Corbett in order to draw up a Health Care Plan, in accordance with your child’s needs.