It has been brilliant to see you all back at school. Thank you for all your support with how things are running at the moment.

St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

Founded in Faith focused on Family and fulfilling Future potential

Support for Families

Support during these tricky times

Thinking positively and looking to find good things around you and your family can really help you.  Keeping a routine, helping children to complete some school work, taking exercise and taking time for yourself are very important to help keep yourself and your family feeling good.  This is so important for all.  But there are times when we may all feel overwhelmed with the situation and it is important to recognise that this is ok and perfectly natural. It can be how we help ourselves and those around us at these times that can make the most difference and not just being angry or upset with ourselves.   


To help you take time for yourself or to help you think and feel positive here are some useful websites and resources for you and your family.  Take a look ......They may really help!


Think U Know - support for online safety.

NHS Looking After Ourselves

Every Mind Matters - Staying Home Advice

Mentally Healthy Schools - Tool kit and Resources

Young Minds

Barnardo's See, Hear, Respond

Anna Freud Support for Families

Mind - Well-being

Minded - Top rated well-being support

NHS Mood Zone - where can I get help?

Big White Wall - community support

Relate - talk to someone for support

Rise Above - helping teenagers and families

Parent Gym - sessions and advice

Place to Be - parenting support

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust - variety of support

Mind Ed - resources to support learning and well-being

The Children's Sleep Charity - support to help sleeping

Family Lives - 24 hour support for families


As always, if there is anything we can do to support you specifically please do contact us at school.  We are here for you!     Tel: 01753 644471


The resources below are activities, challenges, booklets and models that will help you and your children focus on different aspects of well-being. These can be really useful in helping children deal wit their emotions and improve their confidence, self-esteem and mindfulness. 

Pastoral Support for Families

There are times when we all need a little help.  Maybe we just need a chance to talk or just to be able to share with someone how we feel.  Or maybe we want somebody to help us solve an issue that has been worrying us or that we have been thinking about for a while.  This is where our Pastoral Support Team can be there to support or help you or a member of your family.


At St Mary’s Farnham Royal we want everybody who is part of our school community to feel they are doing and being the best they can be, giving their all and striving for personal success in all things. This is the same for not only you as pupils but also for the adults that work in school and for your adults at home.  But to be able to do and be the best that you can, you need to feel the best that you can and there are times when we all need some help and support to feel the best that we can.  This is where the Pastoral Support Team aim to help.


So who are the Pastoral Support Team?

Well actually every adult working at school helps to make up part of the Pastoral Support Team at SMFR. We all work together to ensure you all feel safe, cared for, have someone to talk to and can share worries or issues you have. These could be about you or about someone you care about. Mr Farmer is our Pastoral Support Leader.


Who does the Pastoral Support Leader work with?

Individual or groups of children.

Teachers and other members of staff.

Parents and Carers.

External agencies that can support children or families such as Social Services, Local Authority Agencies, Health professionals, the Police, Local support groups and housing agencies.