At Ivy Lane School we are lucky to be able to call on the services of our own Pastoral Manager. Mrs Tottle is based in the school Mon-Fri 8.30am - 3pm (1pm Fridays) and can be contacted via the school office. She is on the school gate nearly every morning between 8:30am and 8:40am, available to parents for general chats, or if more privavcy is required, there is a room available indoors.
Our Pastoral Manager is here to offer support for your children with any worries or anxieties they may be experiencing, but can also offer parents confidential support with issues they may feel are affecting their children. She is also able to signpost families to a wide variety of services including parenting groups, the school nurse, grief counselling and other voluntary agencies.
Mrs Tottle helps reinforce the nurturing and supportive environment that we provide at Ivy Lane School. She is trained as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Advisor) which is a role that helps break down the social and emotional barriers that some children may encounter to learning. She is trained in basic counselling skills, so is able to offer our children someone to talk to when they have worries or concerns. We also provide Time To Talk counselling which is with a trained counsellor. arranged by Mrs Tottle.
Please feel free to contact Mrs Tottle if you feel she could support your child or your family.
You will find information for parents and carers and links to external organisations on this page, click on the links for further information.
Wiltshire Scrapstore - a Wiltshire based, registered children's charity with resources include a scrapstore, craft shop, library, badge machine hire service, training & workshops, and Accucut die-cutting service.
Family Lives - a charity providing a helpline for parents and carers
Counselling Directory - the site is a counselling support network, enabling you to locate a counsellor close to you and appropriate to your needs. This is a free and confidential service.
Think U Know - information on Internet Safety for Children / Young People and their parents and carers
Top Marks - Education Information for Parents
Rise Trust - Children's Centre - Chippenham - assisting families in need of help and support and young people needing a chance to grow into able and responsible adults of the future.
Education Welfare Officer: Nicola Bond
School Nurse: Vacant
Children and Families Services: 01249 707900.