Parkland Primary SchoolYsgol Gynradd Parkland

Together we Thrive / Ffynnu gyda’n gilydd

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Well-being and Pastoral Support



Respect and Communication are important values in every aspect of operation at Parkland Primary School. Well-being is embedded throughout Parkland; all staff is trained in Attachment Awareness, Emotion Coaching, and Restorative Practices, which provide our children with opportunities to speak to a listening adult ear. Members of our staff are trained in Therapeutic Play to help foster positive, trusting, relationships between our children and an adult in school.


At Parkland Primary School, we are proud to have been offering access to well-being and pastoral support for all of Parkland’s children and families for over 10 years.

Our Well-being Support team is Mrs. Maloney, Miss. Middeke, and Miss. Hughes.




The Pastoral team’s aim is to provide children with a welcoming and comfortable space where they have access to a trusted key adult to whom they can express and communicate their feelings, emotions, and difficulties and share their successes.


We support children in:


The Positive Playroom


Including the Sensory Tunnel


Our fantastic woodlands, called “the Dell”


Well-being garden


Pets As Therapy

Here are some drawings from the Pets as Therapy sessions. Some of our children have loved drawing with Henry the Dog.



In our sessions, we might use therapeutic strategies to support children in a non-judgemental, person-centered way to help children build positive mental resources. This can involve

  • targeted play
  • talking
  • drawing or creating
  • being active
  • gardening


We aim to enable children to build independence, from supporting them through moments of need to raising their self-esteem and resilience. We are targeting each child’s areas of development through supporting their strengths, valuing positive aspects of their lives, and making these experiences special.


Our team uses trauma awareness, attachment awareness, and awareness of additional learning needs to meet the needs of each individual child. We aim to enable young people to acquire the complex range of life skills needed to value their individuality and achieve their full potential.


Additional offers of support:

  • Confidential family support
  • Parenting classes
  • Workshops in approaches to managing your child’s emotions
  • Access to a wide range of external agencies to support families


Please contact the school if your child or family needs additional well-being support.