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Gatcombe Park Primary School

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Parent Pastoral Support Resources

Hello everyone, I'm Mrs Laurence



The Summer Term has arrived!  


Let's help our children and each other as we begin our new term in 2022 by using resources, information and links below  smiley




If you have a particular concern or change with your child or within your family that you would like to make us aware of or to talk through, you can contact myself either by telephone or email

Telephone: 02392 694412  Email: 

Leave your name, your child's name and their class, asking for a telephone appointment, and I will contact you. 

This way you can talk confidentially with myself (Mrs Laurence - Pastoral Lead).

(Please be mindful that I will not be able to return any emails during the holidays)




HAF Fun Pompey Summer Activities!!!!!!

Take a look using the links below...

Anyone can book on as a Pay as you go, but remember, children eligible for free school meals can book on for FREE!

Families Video:

Activities Calendar:

Ages 5-11:

Ages 11-16:

Family Fun:


Our children's well being! 

Below are some links that may support your child when they are struggling with sleep, relaxation and regulating emotions.


Relaxation Tips:



Mindful Ozzy

Belly Breathing Song - Anger Monster

Breathing Positive Affirmation Song



Calming/Sensory/Colour Relaxation Music

Sensory Magic Meltdown

Calming Sensory Lullaby Stars


Whole Body Progressive Muscle Relaxation:

Rainbow Breathing

Balloon (Peace Out/Cosmic Kids)

Dream Clouds

Relaxation Techniques

Body Scan

Headspace Meditation



Magical Sleep Train

Your Secret Tree House

Flying Bubble Bath

Moshi Sleepy Stories

Guitar Music

Piano Music




Newsround top tips




SHOUT support service

Hamwic Education Trust is pleased to partner with Shout 85258 -  a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for any of our students, staff or parents who are feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with students, staff or parents to take next steps towards feeling better. They can help with issues such as stress, anxiety, worry and relationship problems and are there to talk at any time of day or night.


For more information visit


Text HAM to 85258 for immediate support.

The HIVE Uniform Exchange! Take a look at this great offer of support!

Family Support Links:

Online Safety:


Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP)


Local Family HUB Support

(Find out about what is on offer locally for families)



Portsmouth Parent Voice



National Autistic Society


Support, Advice and Services for Children with Autism

Autism Hampshire Support

Amazing Things Happen

Nancy Learns About Autism


EMAS (Ethnic Minority Achievement Service)


Solent Child and Family Services


Community and Mental Health Services:


Safe4me (A-Z Directory of support services)


The Roberts Centre (support and assistance to families in addressing their situation of homelessness or with dealing with the issues of relationship breakdown)


Portsmouth City Council (Family Information Services)


Family Support Project - St James (Families affected by alcohol use)


Portsmouth SEND (information, advice and services)




Relate (relationship services)


MIND (mental health)


Talking Change (mental health)



Bereavement Support:


Simon Says

Simon Says ( covid19 resources)

Winston's Wish


Young Minds Bereavement

Childhood Bereavement Network

Balloons Charity


Bereavement Book List