Shifnal Primary School

Shifnal Primary School

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Parent's Pastoral Page



Welcome 2024


We hope you find these pastoral pages useful and informative. 

Please scroll down for all new posts as well as previous information.

These pages will be updated each term.

Please see some information for over Easter 2024 provided by 


 Autism West Midlands No Diagnosis needed

  • We provide a free autism information helpline offering a first point of contact for families and individuals in crisis
  • We provide advice and support sessions families and carers of children on the autistic spectrum
  • We enable adults to access support within their local community to build resilience, confidence, and skills to actively participate in society
  • We offer training to parents, professionals and individuals and much more!
  • Please visit:


Shropshire Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) is a free, confidential and impartial service for children and young people that are aged between 0 – 25 years, with SEND, and their parents, living in Shropshire. IASS offers parents and young people supports around any concerns they might have around special educational needs and /or disability (SEND) and explains your options, rights and responsibilities

Phone: 01743 280019 (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm)
Website: Citizens Advice - Shropshire IASS 
Facebook: IASS Shropshire
Facebook (Young People): Young IASS Shropshire




Starts on Monday 15th April 2024 from 9.30am to 11.30am
at Whitchurch Infants School, Station Road, SY13 1RJ
Starts Wednesday 17th April 2024 from 9.30am to 11.30am
Virtually via MS Teams
Starts Monday 10th June 2024 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
at Bridgnorth Youth Centre
Starts Wednesday 12th June 2024 from 9.30am to 11.30am
Virtually via MS Teams

From Toddler to Teen
Understanding Your Child starts on Wednesday 10th April 2024
From 12.30pm to 2.30pm in Shrewsbury at Sunflower House
Understanding Your Child SEND starts on Thursday 11th April 2024
from 9.30am to 11.30am Virtually via MS Teams
Understanding Your Child starts on Thursday 11th April 2024
From 1.15pm to 3.15pm in Bridgnorth at St Marys Bluecoat Primary School
Understanding Your Child SEND starts on Friday 12th April 2024
From 09.30am to 11.30am in Shrewsbury at Sunflower House
Understanding Your Child starts on Friday 12th April 2024
from 12.30pm to 2.30pm Virtually via MS Teams
The groups are delivered Virtually via MS Teams or Face to Face at a venue in Shropshire.
All our groups run for 10 weeks from the start date excluding the School Holidays
SEND groups are for parents/carers of children who might have special educational needs and disabilities,
no formal diagnosis is needed to attend the groups.
o Would you like to know more about
your child’s development?
o Do you need help and support to
understand your child’s behaviour?
o Would you like a chance to meet with
other parents and carers with children
of a similar age?
To book a place on one of our groups or for further information on the groups we run
please contact the Parenting Team by: Emailing:  or call
us on Telephone: 01743 250950
All our groups are free to Shropshire Council residents.

Parent and adult relationships

Shropshire Strengthening Families


Shropshire County Council

Information, advice and support.

Supporting parents to manage difficult situations. Building effective communication skills that help adults to resolve arguments in ways that reduce conflict for parents and their children.

Please scroll through the screen below.....

More support for parent / adult  relationships


Parent information - links to Twinkl Parents

Check out the website. Address below.

Teaching Resources, Primary Resources, Twinkl, Primary School Resources



FREE for all parents, carers and grandparents of children living in Shropshire.

Access from your own home or join a group.

To access any of the free sessions go to   then apply this  'Access Code'  DARWIN 18

See below for more Understanding Your Child (UYC) sessions, groups and information.

Parents can call the parenting team to talk about concerns they may have regarding their child's behaviour.


or phone 01743 250950.

More 'free' online courses for parents


One for teenagers only!




Healthier Together

Healthier Together

Have you seen the Healthier Together website?

It provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, as well as clinical resources to support healthcare professionals.

You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses for both physical and mental health, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required and how long symptoms are likely to last.

Visit the website  to find out more – the menu option in the top right hand corner is good for navigating the different sections.




Children & Young People aged 11 and above can access free confidential support and counselling from Kooth, which is an online service, without a referral.


For children and young people

A range of interactive games and calming tools 

 Toolbox - Childline › toolbox

  • If you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious, try some of our calming activities to help let go of your worries. Illustration of a leaf Visit the Calm zone ....



 NEW support for children and teenagers

    Two new websites that offer advice and support to parents, children and teenagers. Covering a range of health issues and supporting behaviour and changes related to the teen years. Developed by Shropshire Nurses.





    The UK children's charity NSPCC

    The NSPCC website provides useful information to help parents and children, including tips on how to support children struggling with low mood and anxiety. 

    The website has a number of fun and helpful TOOLS and CALM areas, that children can access to support them at times when feeling anxious.





    Children's Pastoral Page 

    This page provides emotional support for children, offering little reminders for managing feelings and promotes well being.

    See main menu or home page.



     Stay safe & well everyone

    Please do not  hesitate to get in touch for further help and support 

    Melissa Nagra & Kerry Probyn 


    Pastoral & ELSA (Emotional Learning Support Assistant)


    Contact:01952 460500