Welcome to our team

At Burton End Primary Academy, we know that in order to learn, our children need to feel safe, secure and happy. We are lucky enough to have Mrs Helen Burton in school as our Community Wellbeing Champion and  trained ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant). She is supported by Laura Talbot who is also ELSA trained.

The ELSA team runs individual and group sessions with the children and covers topics such a bereavement, self esteem and family issues.

Please take a look at the resources section for more information about our ELSA support. 

West Suffolk Mental Health Support Team in Schools

We are so pleased to announce that we will be working with the West Suffolk Mental Health Support Team from Summer term 2021. We will have a member of the Mental Health Support Team working with us on a part-time basis. 

The MHST is a brand-new service that supports children and young people, aged 4 to 18 years, and their families, with mild to moderate mental health difficulties through time-limited intervention.

The MHST can support with anxiety, mild obsessive-compulsive disorder (or similar), behavioural difficulties, depression, low confidence/self-esteem, sleep difficulties. 

For primary age children (4 to 11 years): Interventions are aimed at supporting parents, however in some cases direct work with the child will be considered. The interventions offred are very much based on working together, so will involve the young person/parent completing some work between sessions. 

We will be in contact with parents/families if we believe they may benefit from this service, but please do contact us through Dojo or the School Office if you would like to discuss this further. 

Trauma Informed Schools update

Exciting news!  Mrs Burton has recently achieved certification as a Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner. Not only does this enable her to support children dealing with more complicated needs, but it also means her expertise will be shared with all staff in the school. We also have access to some fantastic resources from Trauma Informed Schools UK, which we will be using when the children return to school on March 8th.