At Burghfield StMary’s, around 33% of our children come from a service family – something which we feel makes our school a really special place. All of our teachers and support staff appreciate the impact that being a service child can have on education and have completed the “Nurturing Schools Program”.
We operate a buddy system for new pupils to help them with the transition to their new school.
In addition we have a dedicated ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) within school who regularly work with ‘service family’ children guiding them through any worries or concerns, whilst also being on hand to celebrate achievements with them too. Our ELSA representatives are Mrs Tracy Little, who works at the school every Wednesday