Family Support

Parent Courses

We have a variety of fantastic opportunities for parents at St Elizabeth. We offer bespoke parenting courses led by trained practitioners.  We also source outside agencies to lead and provide virtual and in person courses.  Previously we have provided parents with opportunities to complete accredited courses in ICT, Literacy and Mathematics.

Once we are able to allow parents onto the school grounds in larger groups we will restart our weekly coffee mornings which involve general catch ups, school event planning, fundraising and guest speakers.

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Parenting programmes supporting Tower Hamlets families

A wide range of evidenced-based parenting programmes are available to families in Tower Hamlets.

Programmes promote positive parenting, offering parents and carers an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of child development, learn a range of strategies to manage challenging behaviour as well as establish and maintaining routines and boundaries.

Programmes take place in schools and community venues across the borough and are available in English, Somali and Bengali.

Parenting Program Timetable

Please see the Parenting Program Timetable and referral form.

For more info or to make a self-referral email: parenting@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Parent Teacher Fundraising Association

We are establishing our Parent Teacher Fundraising Association which aims to raise money for school resources and new initiatives.

​Pop Up Kitchen

We have a weekly pop up kitchen that takes place every Friday from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Parents/Carers are invited to come along and collect a bag. Alternatively we can organise for a bag to be made for families that can be collected at the end of the day.

If you would like to find out more about our parent courses and volunteer opportunities please contact the school office school@st-elizabeth.uk and someone will get back to you.

Wellbeing

We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, families and staff. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

Pupil wellbeing is monitored regularly by Class Teachers and support will be provided where needed.

Our offer includes:

Education Wellbeing Practitioners (Trailblazers Mentally Healthy Schools Project): 1:1 support for parents (self-referral service); anxiety workshops; supporting pupils to manage their emotions.

Learning mentors – Anna Hair and John Peppard are our qualified Learning Mentors based in school to support children’s emotional wellbeing. Their support includes 1-1 sessions, in class supervision and leading nurture groups. They are also available at the KS2 gate most mornings and afternoons to give parent/carers advice and support.

Space to Talk – This is a lunchtime drop in scheme for children who want to talk with a learning mentor about any concerns they may have. Children can self-refer and come on their own or with a friend.

Counsellor – Anna Hair is a qualified counsellor based in the school and is available to support children and their families. She also has experience in bereavement counselling.

Yoga – Our trained Yoga teacher, Francesca, works with pupils to develop their breathing techniques.