Point of Contact: Louise Witt (Solent Junior School ELSA)
An exciting part of this ELSA role is to support the Service families within our school. As a military wife and mother of 2 children, I hope that my experience and knowledge can be of benefit to you and that we can work together to provide the best possible care for your family.
In order to provide the best support for our Armed Forces families it is important that we are aware of any planned deployments, house moves, school changes, changes in home circumstances etc so that we can plan and put in place the appropriate support for your children. We will of course take advice from you on what support you feel is suitable, as we appreciate every family is different. Communication between school and home is essential to ensure that your child is effectively supported during their time at Solent Junior School.
As a part of my role I can support you by:
• Providing deploying/absent parents a Solent Teddy which they can take with them and send us pictures and stories of their travels that we can share either at assembly or in class. Also, coming soon, we will providing parents based away from home with some postcards which can be sent to their child at school!
• Having regular “check-in” sessions with those children who need extra support during times of deployment etc.
• To be able to email deployed/absent parents some of their child’s work and any photos of them that have been taken at school during that time.
• If your child is moving to/from another school out with normal transition time, then I can also support you and your child in planning that move. Some ideas are to create a scrapbook of their time at Solent, also to liaise with their new school and find out more about their new class and teacher etc.
To keep school updated please complete the form HERE or alternatively you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org