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Gatcombe Park Primary School

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Parent Pastoral Support Resources

Hello everyone, I'm Miss Mansell

(Previously Mrs Laurence)



 Please feel free to say hello on the gate! smiley



Please look out for our Environmentally Friendly Uniform Stall, just take what you need!

Or, drop an email to the school letting me know what you need and I will do my best to find some items and send them home to you.



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 (Miss Mansell) - Pastoral Lead/Trauma Informed/Emotion Coaching Practitioner).

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


You can also use our Parent's & Care Giver's Board in our reception area for useful advice and support!




Would you like free Dockyard passes? Do you receive Free school meals? Then just click on the link below and fill in the application form!


Take a look at the great Wonderful Winter activities on offer!


The activities are free to anyone receiving benefit related free school meals.

However they do also offer some pay as you go places that are open to all.

If you are interested, please do not delay in applying as they often get fully booked quite quickly!

Gatcombe's Environmentally Friendly Uniform Shop!


Cost of Living Crisis - Government Support:


Portsmouth Mental Health Guidance


New mental health guidance has been created for children and young people which offers clear and simple advice on accessing the right support at the right time.

You can find quick guides for easy reference and information on where, how and when your child can access support if they are experiencing a mental health issue, such as anxiety, depression or eating difficulties.

Visit for more information.



Here at Gatcombe Park Primary School, we promote Emotion Coaching to support their understanding and learn how to regulate their emotions.


Please use the link below to find out more!


Follow the link below to contact our school's nursing team for advice and support with your child's health concerns.

Email: SNHS.portsmouthschoolnursingservice@nhs,net

              Telephone: 0300 123 6629

Or, call the school office to book a slot in on one of the School Nurse's drop in sessions.


If your child is worrying about transitioning, please take a look at the YoungMinds website!


Child/Young Person:

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!

 Support Links:


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