The Rainbow Team works with the children and also families of Westmeads, helping to address issues that might be affecting their behaviour and well-being. The small team: Jo Elms, Lucy Frattaroli and Steph Quinn, is led by Kate Gowing and works to strengthen relationships with children and their families.
The Rainbow Team supports parents with wide-ranging concerns: parenting, bereavement, divorce, housing, finance and health concerns, and can signpost to outside agencies for specialist advice, or can refer to Early Help for specific family support.
At least one member of the Rainbow Team is on the gate each morning, but further discussions can be arranged in a private meeting should this be required. Jo Elms and Kate Gowing can be contacted via the school office on (01227) 272 995.
‘Fantastic the Rainbow Team have arranged a course, Confident Parent Confident Child, which is proving to be very helpful for me, thank you.’
‘Very grateful for the support offered which benefited all of us at home, not just my daughter, thank you.’
‘The advice from the Rainbow Team was really helpful, especially for dealing with bereavement. We are really grateful for their support.’
‘The Rainbow Team were extremely helpful at a difficult time. They gave excellent advice after really exploring the situation and I felt better equipped to deal with emotions and feelings at that time.’
‘Mrs Amos is extremely friendly and welcoming and this made it much easier to approach her.’
‘It was encouraging and supportive to feel that my worries were listened to.’
‘It was a relief to know that I could confide in a member of staff.'
‘I would not hesitate to come back to the Rainbow Team members again and have advised other parents with concerns to speak with Mrs Amos since I have had my meeting with her.’