Welcome From Your Student Wellbeing Lead

'Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive in their views of the school'. (Ofsted July 2014)

Hello and welcome!

My name is Allison Newcombe and I'm your School based Student Wellbeing Lead.  I am here to help and support you and can be contacted on site at Brook Green Centre For Learning on a daily basis from 08:45am – 15:00pm

I am a non-teaching member of staff working alongside Parents / Carers / Students and School staff offering non-judgemental support, impartial advice and a confidential service. However, please be aware that if there are concerns around a child's safety or well-being, then the information disclosed will have to be shared with the relevant designated person.

My role is to provide easy access and support such as:

  • Support through transition periods, especially Primary School to Secondary School
  • Help and support with paperwork and/or forms
  • Signposting to other services available
  • Offering parenting and adult learning opportunities
  • Support in meetings
  • Home visits on request
  • Listening to your everyday queries or concerns

Why do we have a Student Wellbeing Lead?

Being a parent or carer is one of the most rewarding and difficult jobs and at times may feel one of the loneliest. There aren't any instruction manual’s that come with a child, yet we all want what's best for our children and we can all benefit with a little help from time to time.

I am here to support you as your child goes through their schooling at BGCFL

Remember, YOU are the biggest influence in your child's life!

My contact details:

Brook Green Centre for Learning, Bodmin Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4DZ

School: 01752 773875 / 753905  

Mobile: 07500958911


Family and Parent Learning @ BGCFL

There is evidence that parent and child learning together can have a major impact on how a child learns and performs at school.

Family and parent learning takes place in many different ways, often in very informal situations and typically it will always involve parents and children learning together. This may be through a parent volunteering to support their child's reading or families attending special activities and events together or through sessions aimed at parents supporting their child's learning, for example. Family and parent learning can be on or off the BGCFL site.

At Brook Green we engage positively with Parent Family Learning who deliver various courses within our School or at a nearby venue.

A number of opportunities for family learning arise from time to time and Allison Newcombe, our Student Wellbeing Lead, will know what is available. Allison also runs informal drop-in sessions for parents where any ideas you may have for family learning would be welcome.

Allison Newcombe can be contacted on 01752 773875 / 753905  

Mobile: 07500958911


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