Support for Families
We are fortunate at St Peter’s to have Ms Skuse, our Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Grainger, our Family Support Worker, who provide additional support for our parents as well as our children.
We have a range of support available for families from nurturing parenting programmes, FAB (Families are Brilliant) Friday coffee group and infant and children first aid.
We have previously ran really successful Nurture Parenting Programme which runs for 12 weeks and can provide parents/carers with a toolbox of ideas for managing children's behaviour. Over the weeks we come up with ideas to try at home for the whole family.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have not been able to offer face to face course however there are still many online parent courses available. Please see the Parent and Carer section below to see what Parental Support is currently available.
Please click here for a copy of our Behaviour Policy.
Please click here for a copy of the letter sent home to families about using accessible parking spaces in the school car park.
Parents and Carers
Our FAB (Families are Brilliant) Friday morning coffee group is currently unable to run. Although we hope it will resume in the POD from September. (Please look out for more information about this in Term 1.)
Currently we are running a Virtual Coffee Group on Friday afternoons 2-3pm, this is through your child Microsoft Teams account. This group is a great way to meet and chat with other parents, carers and grandparents. If you are interested in joining our virtual coffee group please contact Mrs Grainger, Family Support Worker, via the school office so you can be added to the group.
Previously parents/carers who have attend our FAB (Families are Brilliant) have completed a Paediatric First Aid Course with Bishopsworth Childrens Centre delivered by their Learning Community Team. This is something the school hopes to be able to offer again, but in the mean time, take a look at their website to see what support they are currently offering. Alternatively check out their Facebook page
We also work closely with St Peters Church and SPARCS and offer help and support on a number of challenges many of our families face.
Due to Covid19 restrictions many events and activities have had to be postponed. Please click the following links below to see what parenting courses and support is currently available.
New parent/carer Local activities and meet ups
Offer free online Positive Parenting course for parents and carers of primary-aged children in Bristol.
They will be running new Triple P parenting courses from September:
- 2 delivered online using Zoom,
- 1 in the evening
- 2 in the daytime
They are considering the possibility of running a face-to-face course, for 10-12 parents/carer if the demand is high enough.
There are 12 places available for each course starting in September and participation is completely free.
Date for September courses are:
- Evening course on Thursday 16th September - 6:30 – 8.30pm
- Daytime course on Friday 17th September - 12:30 – 2:30pm (the other daytime course is yet to be decided, but likely to be similar in timings and start date)
Previously we have been able to offer a variety of local adult learning course, however due to COVID-19 restrictions many opportunities have been cancelled or postponed. Please be patient as we await confirmation of local courses, dates and availability.
In the community:
- Healthy eating,
- Eating disorder awareness,
- Helping children with sleep and
- Continence in children and young children.
To book click on the icon of the webinar you are interested in.
At St Peters:
In partnership with the Learning Communities Team, we listen to parents/carers thoughts and organise courses to suit.
In previous years one of the most popular courses is healthy cooking. Parents/carers were able to research recipes, planned, prepped and cook!
Their children were invited along at the end of each session to taste their parent’s scrumptious dishes.
Some of their delicious food was sold in school at our events, e.g. Winter Wonderland.
Here our some of our Happy cooks!
Hawkspring - drug and Alcohol Support
Off the Record - mental health support for young people aged 11-25 years.
Winstons Wish - are offering bereaved children a monthly drop in session within Bristol. However drop in sessions are currently suspended due to COVID-19
- Drop-in session: Second Wednesday of every month, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Off The Record, 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
- Young Grief: First Thursday of every month, 5.00 – 7.00pm. Off The Record, 1 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BQ (For 13-19 year olds who have experienced bereavement or know someone who has.)
South Bristol Advice Service - benefit and debt advice- Call 0117 9038358
Barnardos - Creating safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures
NSPCC - Supporting children and families
Homestart - Support and friendship for families
Bristol Parent Carers for families and young people with disabilities and life limiting conditions
Our school makes donations to our local Foodbank - Carpenters Food store at the Withywood Centre Call 0117 9878400. Please talk to Ms Skuse or Mrs Grainger if you are in need of some support.
Into University - homework club at the Withywood Centre - Call 0117 9878400
What about the school holidays?
The is always a range of Local Holiday activities running for all age children, adults and families.
Please take a look at what we know is available during this summer break.
- All Stars cricket
- Creative Youth Network
- Fun for families
- Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership
- Heart of BS13
- Learning Partnership West
- Play Days
- Preludes music sessions
- Redcatch community
- South Bristol Childrens Centers
- Square Food Foundation
- The Park
- Your Holiday Hub
- Youth Bristol
Please remember there are a lot of free things to do too. Visit a library, take a nature walk or burn some energy at local playgrounds or skate parks.
Why not take a look at the following websites and plan a family day out!
Parents and carers can collect the books from 26 July onwards at any of Morrisons’ network of stores nationwide. All they need to do is to call in at the ‘Children’s Little Library’ in their local Morrisons store during their regular shop, and collect their free copies! Families are welcome to take one free copy per pupil from Y1 to Y6. The workbooks contain a link to the answers, too.
Have fun this Summer!
We look forward to hearing all about your summer break when we see you in September.
The Local Crisis and Prevention fund can support families who are experiencing a one off financial crisis, such as a reduction in income, who are struggling to afford essentials. This support is in the form of Tesco vouchers so can be used to purchase unbranded uniform items and shoes or help families budget for branded items by purchasing food.
Applications can be made online https://www.bristol.gov.uk/benefits-financial-help/apply-for-an-emergency-payment
Please look at our Safeguarding during Covid-19 page for further financial support.
SPAN - single parent action network
Gingerbread - for single parents
Children and Young People
WASPS - holiday play scheme at the Withywood Centre - Call 0117 9878400
Youth Moves - free activities for children from 8 years old and above in South Bristol. Find out more www.youthmoves.org.uk
Bristol Library Service - baby bounce and rhyme sessions and story time sessions in Hartcliffe and Bishopsworth libraries. Find out more www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries
Bike Mechanics - Rebuild a bike and keep it! 1-4pm Tuesdays @Hartcliffe Farm
Out and About - short breaks for children and young people with additional needs. If you would like more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
South Bristol Childrens Centres have lots of activities at Bishopsworth and Four Acres. .
VitaMinds Local NHS talk therapy service
Mind Ed free resource on children and young peoples mental health
Young Minds Mental health services for children
Place 2 be Mental health supporting families and schools
Reading groups supporting mental health and wellbeing
Bristol hate crime services community based service
Educate against hate practical advice on protecting children