Welcome to The Nest

 

P1030034“I like going to the Nest because, we can play and chat.” – Harry

“I like having Golden Time in the Nest because it is fun.” – Maisie

“There is always lots to do in the Nest.” – Ryleigh

“In the Nest, we get to sit and relax.” – Tygan

“If we have a problem, there is always someone to talk to in the Nest.” – Reggie

Mrs Thomas and Mrs Griffin are the pastoral support workers at All Saints and St Clement. They are the ladies in the Nest!

 

 

The Nest has two key roles:nest-1

1. Nurture – to ensure the children are ready to learn. This might include 1:1 weekly sessions with Mrs Thomas/Mrs Griffin to build confidence, self-esteem, to discuss issues, to share worries and to celebrate successes. They are usually available for one off visits and to support children to resolve difficulties that might arise during the school day; Mrs Thomas and Mrs Griffin also offer the Nest for smaller groups of children to interact and socialise at both playtime and lunchtime.

2. Best Behaviour – to ensure that children have a safe place in school to go if they are unable to contain their behaviour and emotions in the classroom. Children are able to use the reflection area to consider situations, their behaviour and how they can make better choices to ensure they are ready to learn. Mrs Thomas also runs the Golden Ticket activity which is awarded each week to children whose behaviour is always exemplary.

 

Miss Griffin

(We are the Nest)

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Mrs Thomas

(We are the Nest)

nest-2Miss Griffin – I run a break and lunch club for children, I am a keen football coach and consider myself quite sporty. I am very enthusiastic, although quite crazy, with an outgoing personality. I am also, however, a good listener. I thoroughly enjoy my job and meeting parents/carers both at the start of the school day and also at our termly coffee mornings.


Mrs Thomas – My background is Behaviour Specialist working with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health). I have been doing this for the past 8 years. I also worked for an Outreach team visiting schools and providing support for teachers and parents. I am a very outgoing person with a huge heart. I will take the time to listen to any child or parent that may have concerns or just want someone to talk to. I am only a telephone call away or a short walk to the Nest.

The children here at All Saints have made me feel very welcome, helping me remember names and showing me to classes. I have put together a lovely group of children to act as our Friendly Faces and School Council. The children like to come and see my pet ‘Speedy’ a Giant African Land Snail. Some have even been brave enough to hold him. I wonder if that was your child? I asked 3 people to describe me in one word, this was their response ‘lovely’ Kiera (Year 4), ‘enthusiastic’ Mrs Adams (T.A) and ‘classic’ Remz (Year 6).