Dear Parents and Carers,

Our amazing team of Educational Psychologists now have a helpline for parents who are experiencing difficulties with their children during this time.

They can offer support if you are concerned about your child’s emotional wellbeing, if you are finding it difficult to motivate your child, if you are struggling with managing sibling relationships at home or any other concerns or difficulties surrounding your child’s mental health and wellbeing.

The contact details are as follows:

Telephone helpline 07741331009

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Webpage: Educational Psychology Service

There is some free training and information on the following website for any parent that would like to know more about children’s mental health. Just type Acesonlinelearning into your browser to begin.

Following this training there is a certificate that can be downloaded.

Please feel free to contact me also should there be anything at all that I can support with on this theme.

Sue Jones (SENDCo)


Stay safe and keep well!

The emotional health and well-being of all members of Glade Primary School is fundamental to our philosophy and aims. We believe that emotional health is closely linked to mental health and that as a school we can encourage positive development of mental health in childhood. Children who are mentally healthy will be more able to achieve, progress and enjoy their time at school. 

At Glade, we strive to promote pupils spiritual, physical and emotional Well-being in a nurturing environment where they are secure, confident and well-motivated.

Glade is a Rights Respecting School. We follow a broad, balanced and rich curriculum which we feel benefits all children and helps them to develop their passions and individuality. We have staff who are trained as Mental Health First Aiders and ELSA (Emotional Literacy and Well-being Support Assistants.) When needed, children can access Art Therapy or Lego Therapy. There is a Well-being club which takes place at lunchtime. We are fortunate enough to have an amazing Sensory Room which provides a calming, stimulating environment when needed. Children have access to Bubble Time and regular P.S.H.E lessons. We employ the services of a Counsellor/Play Therapist who is trained to work with children as well as adults. In addition to this, we employ two Learning Mentors to guide and support our older children.

We work to build self-esteem and the ability listen, empathise and respect each other’s point of view in order to enable our children to become successful, independent, responsible citizens.

As you know, Usha Chudasama is our school Counsellor. She is a qualified Psychotherapist and through her work, she offers support to parents and carers. Usha often arranges on line webinars for this purpose.

If you would like to find out more, then follow the link.


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Glade Primary School
Atherton Road
Essex, IG5 0PF
TEL: 020 8708 0200