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Welfare Inclusion

At Silsden Primary School we recognise the importance of fostering an environment where every pupil feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. With this in mind, our Welfare Inclusion Co-ordinator, Hannah Hodgson, plays a pivotal role in spearheading initiatives aimed at promoting inclusivity, supporting pupil well-being, and fostering a sense of belonging for all.

Hannah works closely with pupils, parents, and staff to identify areas for improvement, provide support and resources, and implement strategies to create a more inclusive and supportive environment.

Some of her responsibilities include:

  1. Providing individualised support and guidance to pupils facing challenges related to inclusivity, mental health, or well-being.
  2. Signposting parents to events/activities to help them seek  support for themselves and their children.

Together, let us continue to work towards creating a school community where every pupil feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Welfare News Week Ending 2nd February 

Keighley and Shipley Family Hub.

To view their regular events and February Timetable, click HERE

Group % Attend
Donaldson 96.9
R Jenner 98.3
R Nightingale 97.7
R Seacole 97.1
1 Brunel 98.1
1 Stephenson 96.5
1 Whittle 97.4
2 Baird 98.9
2 Bell 91.7
2 Berners-Lee 93.8
3 Elgar 95
3 Holst 96.7
3 Lloyd-Webber 94.7
4 Anning 92.6
4 Hawking 92.6
4 Turing 94.8
5 Churchill 94.8
5 Pankhurst 96.1
5 Wilberforce 92.1
6 Drake 91
6 Nelson 97.7
6 Tull 95.9
Totals 95.5

FYI are a free, impartial service offering advice, information and signposting to children, young people and families within the Bradford district. Here you can find information and advice pages for all aspects of family life, a service directory and a guide to local activities and events. If you can’t find what you are looking for, we are here to help!

Is your child a young carer, or do you know someone who is?

A young carer can have the responsibility of anything ranging from helping out with daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning or helping someone get washed and take their medicine right through to someone who spends a lot of time worrying about a family member which could prevent them been able to do the things they should be able to do as a child.

Young carers provide a range of support to help, including fun trips and activities in school holidays, youth clubs and one-to-one support. The service is designed to support young carers’ well-being and resilience, to help them achieve their potential as successful, happy adults.

If you think this would be beneficial to your child, please contact Mrs Hodgson on 01535 210666 or via email

When a parent, sibling, grandparent or friend has died, children and young people grieve just as deeply as adults, but they can show it in different ways. They learn how to grieve by copying the responses of the adults around them and rely on them to support them in their grief.

How a child or young person responds to someone dying will be influenced by their age and understanding, the relationship they had with the person who died, and how the person died.

A range of reactions and emotions are common, and are likely to settle over time with reassurance, acknowledging what has happened and their feelings, giving them clear and age-appropriate information, and keeping to normal routines.

It is important that we are aware of any loss that may have an impact on your child – please make sure you inform your child’s class teacher so we can support your child appropriately.

If you feel that you or your child would welcome support from bereavement counsellors, the process is a self-referral and this is outlined below:

Bereavement process

· Contact cruse on 01756 797799

· Somebody will contact the parent to discuss situation

· They will send parents a referral form to send back completed

· The child will go on a waiting list

· They will write to school and ask if we can accommodate

· They will allocate a worker

· The worker will come into school and meet the child to ensure it is suitable

· Start the bereavement counselling