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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
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Parent Support Officer

Aisling Awards 2014 – St. Joseph’s PS Slate Street, Runners 

N.I. 4 Kids 2014 Award Winners - Caroline Morelli, St. Joseph’s PS Slate Street

We in St. Joseph’s Primary School recognise that children’s education is an ongoing partnership between home and school. Parents are their children’s first educators and together we can share in the educational development of each child and build a secure and happy environment in which learning flourishes. Close contact with all of our families is crucial for our children to achieve personal and academic success.

Our Parent Support Coordinator; Caroline Morelli, works closely with teachers, parents and the wider school community to involve and support our families in the life of our school with the goal of improving the overall standards and achievements of all our pupils.

The continued support of our parents is crucial to achieving high standards for all our pupils.

ETI inspection by the Department of Education in March 2013 identified the following strengths in St. Joseph’s:

  • the sustained work of the school to develop ‘Outstanding’ links with families, schools and community
  • the key role of the Principal and the dedication of the whole staff team in supporting the children and their families
  • the excellent quality of the Pastoral Care
  • the children’s good behaviour and positive attitudes to learning
  • the increased focus on raising standards and early indications of progress

The report deemed the outstanding work with parents in St. Joseph’s PS, as ‘a model of best practice which places the school at the heart of the community’.

This success is due to the involvement of our parents/ guardians in their child/children’s learning and is supported by a comprehensive package of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community agencies.

These include:

 

• West Belfast Partnership Board

• Barnardos Counselling

• Belfast City Council

• Workforce Training

• Paragon Training

• Falls Leisure Centre

• Education Welfare

• St Peter’s Immaculata Youth Club

• ClDS

• Springvale Training

• Health Promotion Agency

• Conservation Volunteers

• Divis Community Centre

• Falls Residence Association

 

• Grosvenor Recreation Centre

• Barnardos

• MET College

• Job Assist

• Sustrans

• Eco Schools

• Belfast Trust

• Falls Library

• Whiterock Children’s Centre

 

 

Telephone crisis helplines – 24 hour

Childline:
0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans:
0845 790 9090
Email: jo@samaritans.org
www.samaritans.org

Lifeline
0808 808 8000
www.lifelinehelplineinfo.com

Barnardo’s
028 9067 2366

NSPCC 24 hour Child Protection Helpline
0808 800 5000

PSNI
0845 600 8000

This will connect you to your local police station

Public Health Agency websites

www.mindingyourhead.info (mental health)
www.want2stop.info (smoking cessation)
www.knowyourlimits.info (alcohol)
www.drugsalcohol.info (drugs and alcohol)

Counselling and Psychotherapy

The British Psychological Society
www.bps.org.uk
Telephone: 01162 254 9568

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
www.babcp.com
Telephone: 01617 974 484

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.bacp.co.uk
Telephone: 01455 883 300

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.irish-counselling.ie
Telephone: 00353 1 2723427

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
www.psychotherapy.org.uk
Telephone: 02070 149 955

Contact Details for Related Organisations

Action on Smoking and Health
www.ash.org.uk

Adapt – Eating Distress Support Group
www.adapteatingdistress.com
Telephone: 02838 347 535

Al- Anon (families concerned about substance users)
www.al-anonuk.org.uk
Peace House
224 Lisburn Road
BT9 6GE

Alcohol Concern
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

ASCERT
www.ascert.biz

British Association of Anger Management
www.angermanage.co.uk

Cara-Friend
www.cara-friend.org.uk

Carers Northern Ireland
www.carersni.org

CAUSE
www.cause.org.uk

Chinese Welfare Association
www.cwa-ni.org/

CAB (CITIZEN’S ADVICE BUREAU)
www.citizensadvice.co.uk/getadvice

Contact Youth
www.contactyouth.org

Council for the Homeless NI (CHNI)
www.chni.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Drugscope
www.drugscope.org.uk

Dunlewey Substance Advice Centre
02890 611 162

Eating Disorders Association NI
www.eatingdisordersni.com

Gamblers Anonymous UK
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Gamcare
www.gamcare.org.uk

Gay and Lesbian Youth NI (GLYNI)
www.glyni.org.uk

Hope 4 Life NI
028 9600 1707

Primary intervention Wellbeing and Resilience organisation
www.hope4lifeni.org.uk

Lesbian Line
www.lesbianlinebelfast.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Minding your Head
www.mindingyourhead.info

Multi-Cultural Resource Centre
www.mcrc-ni.org

The Nexus Institute
www.nexusinstitute.org

No-Panic
www.nopanic.org.uk

Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities(NICEM)
www.nicem.org.uk

Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service (NICAS)
40 Elmwood Avenue
BT9 6AZ
Enquiries@addictionni.com
02890 664 434

Northern Ireland Agoraphobia and Anxiety Society
25-31 Lisburn Road
BT9 7AA
Helpline: 0845 122 8625

Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation
www.nictt.org

NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk

Parents Advice Centre
www.parentsadvicecentre.org

Rainbow Project
www.rainbow-project.org

Refine NI
Resillence and wellbeing
Email: info@refineni.com
Website: www.refineni.com
Telephone:028 9600 1707
Telephone:028 9079 9560

Relate Northern Ireland
www.relateni.org

Royal College of Psychiatrists
www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Rural Support
www.ruralsupport.org.uk/

Wave Trauma Centre
523 Antrim Road
BT15 3BS
02890 779 922

Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk

Youth Council for Northern Ireland
www.ycni.org

ZEST healng the hurt
www.zestni.org