Hunsbury Park Primary

Hello everyone! I’m Shirley Adamson, Hunsbury Park Primary School’s Learning Mentor and Family Worker. I have worked here since 2004 in a full time position.

I am based in the Wellbeing centre, at the back of the school. This is a room for parents, pupils and where families are welcome. We offer a breakfast club and an early bird settling in session for invited children only. We offer nurture group within the Wellbeing remit but many children access the centre for individual and group based sessions on a termly basis.

I support families in different ways:

I listen and appreciate parent issues, offering suggestions or sign posting to organisations that I believe can help.

Anger management groups for children.

Transition support, which includes moving between classes, phases and schools including secondary.

Development of pupil self-esteem, protective behaviours and confidence.

Friendship issues and bullying concerns, in school pupil ‘worrybox.’

Family issues, Parent separation, divorce, bereavement, new baby in the family, new relationship, financial advice (signposting), school uniform, health advice, (puberty, Mental health, hygiene).

Point of contact for specific families. Available to support families in person or over the telephone.

Keeping Safe at HPPS

  • Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Gail Barnshaw (Head teacher).
  • The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead are Mrs Jo Fantarrow and Mrs Helen Bambridge.

When coming into HPPS please remember:

  • Personal mobile phones are NOT allowed to be used or available for use whilst working with a child, group or class. This is to safeguard both the child/ren and you.  This is a non-negotiable rule.
  • Visitors or staff who do not have full DBS clearance wear a YELLOW lanyard.  This means they are NOT allowed to work unsupervised with a pupil or group.