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What difference does Place2Be make at Stanhope Primary?

Place2Be is a national charity working in 200 UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children. They help children feel better about themselves and when children feel better about themselves, they are able to learn more easily and that means less worry for parents.

How Place2Be help children

Place2Be works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups. We always obtain consent from parents or carers before working with children.

How Place2Be help families

Place2Be routinely meet with parents to discuss their worries about their children.

How Place2Bee helps Stanhope

Place2Be also supports teachers and school staff members via Place2Think which also helps the whole school to thrive.

How Place2Be works

There is a special Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. Trained adults called School Project Managers support this process, helping children to find new ways of coping with difficulties to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.

Times when we’re especially useful

There are times when children feel especially sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to family problems such as separation or illness, or even the death of a much-loved pet. Some may become withdrawn; others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour: that’s when having Place2Be at Stanhope is especially helpful.

Any questions?

You are welcome to talk to our Place2Be School Project Manager; either face-to-face or via telephone or email. Here’s who to talk to if you’d like to know more: Please call school office and ask for Penolope Stanley. 

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