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Pastoral Support

  • Parklands is very proud of its ‘open door’ policy – parents are welcome to bring their child into their classroom in the morning and this provides good communication between home and school.
  • We offer our families access to a before and after school club, Koala Klubs, to provide wrap-around-care.
  • We run a twice weekly nurture group for children who need to build their confidence and self esteem. This follows the Derbyshire Nurture Group model.
  • In our playground we have a ‘buddy bench’ and Year 2 buddies who are trained to help children who struggle to join in with others.
  • The school has a link Family Support Worker who runs drop in sessions for parents who need advice or support with behaviour and other family issues.
  • Pupil Premium funding is used to offer additional support to children and their families as required.
  • We have a Designated Teacher for Children in Care; Mrs K Smith/Miss Whittingham
  • Several transitions days are held in the Summer term to ensure a smooth transition into the school and between classes.
  • We hold regular open mornings, male helpers morning and ‘stay and play’ sessions to allow parents to come and work with the children on projects in school.