Seasons for Growth programme

Dear Parents/Carers

Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce or related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We are therefore offering an education programme called Seasons for Growth. This programme is facilitated in small groups and is based on research that highlights the importance of social support and the need to practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. The programme focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.

Seasons for Growth runs for eight weeks and each weekly session is 40-45 minutes. The program concludes with a ‘Celebration’ session. Later in the year each group will have the opportunity to meet for two further sessions to build on their earlier learning.

Seasons for Growth will run next term after the Summer holidays and will be facilitated by Ashleigh Pitt who has received special training in the use of this programme. If you think your son or daughter would benefit from Seasons for Growth we would encourage you to talk to him/her first about this. Should he/she wish to participate please fill in the tear-off section below and return to the school by Monday 19th June.

We had a huge response to this opportunity when it was offered last term and to ensure best practice the group size is limited to 8 participants. All return slips will be reviewed and a group will be formed at the beginning of next term. You will receive notification in August if your child has been selected to be part of the group.

Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School is pleased to be able to offer this important programme and we are confident that it will be a valuable learning experience for those who take part.

Ashleigh Pitt