Supporting our families at Gateway Primary School
Mrs Natalie Collett is our dedicated family Support Worker at Gateway who liaises with and supports ALL of our families. The main role of our Family Support Worker is to be available and support families including medical concerns, changes to family circumstances and with military deployment and postings.
As a school with over 70% Service children we are proud of our links with RAF Brize Norton and the support we provide for our service families.
We have a transition programme for every child starting at Gateway and Mrs Collett's role is to help settle children in quickly ensuring they make friends and feel happy in their new school. They become part of 'our new friends at Gateway' board at the main entrance to the school and have dedicated time with MrsCollett to settle in and become accustomed to our school and routines.
Mrs Collett and Mrs Chadwick run a 'Buddy club' for service children and their friends when a parent has been deployed. This is a fun lunchtime activity club that the children are invited to attend.
When children are leaving our school then Mrs Collett takes time to prepare the children for the changes and contacts the new school ahead of the leaving date ensuring vital information is passed on ready for the move or posting. Every child that leaves Gateway takes a memories booklet with them and if they want to they can write a letter or telephone their new class teacher to say hello.
Mrs Collett can be found most mornings on our main playground and is available to talk to or ask any questions that you may have about your child or circumstances.
If you would prefer to contact Mrs Collett in a more private setting and time then please contact her on the email below or telephone the school office to make an appointment.
Email Mrs Collett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone the school office on 01993 842189
Military Assembly - April the month of the Military Child
Our recent Military Child assembly was a huge success raising £100 for Help for Heroes selling the cakes that were generously donated by you the parents. We also ran a poster competition throughout the whole school of what it means to the children to be living within a military community and attending a school with a high percentage of military families.
Please see the winners posters below