What is Place2Be?
Place2Be is charity that works in schools to improve the confidence and wellbeing of children to support their learning. We work together with parents, teachers and the children to help this happen.
At St.Catherines’s there is a Place2Be room where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, painting, drawing and play. At Place2Be children are helped to find new ways of coping with difficulties they may have so that those difficulties don’t get in the way of their friendships or learning.
Times when Place2Be can be useful?
There can be times when children can feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry for a range of reasons and it is at these times that Place2Be at St.Catherine’s can be really helpful.
How does Place2Be help Children?
At St.Catherine’s Place2Be works with children on anongoing one-to-one basis offering regular time-tabled support. All pupils can also find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk which offers short lunchtime sessions open to individual pupils or groups.
How can Place2Be help you?
At St.Catherine’s we can meet with you to discuss any worries you may have about your child or children and the things that you feel may be getting in the way of their learning. At St.Catherine’s we also have A Place for Parents which can offer you support with any issue you may have and would like to discuss.
How does Place2Be help St.Catherine’s?
Place2Be at St.Catherine’s also offers support to teachers and all school staff members via a Place2Think. This offers them the space to discuss any worries or concerns that they may have.
In supporting children to feel better about themselves, we can help reduce the things that get in the way of them feeling good. In doing this we reduce the barriers to their learning so that they are able to learn more easily, as they become less pre-occupied with what is worrying them. This supports St.Catherine’s educational goals for their pupils.
What to do if you have any questions?
Please contact Place2Be by making by calling Patrick Joyce, the School Project Manager at St.Catherine’s. He works at St.Catherine’s from 8am – 4pm on a Monday and a Tuesday, and from 8am – 12pm on a Wednesday.
Find out more at the Place2Be website.