Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Welcome to our new Parent Support Adviser

My name is Cheryl Waumsley and I am the new Parent Support Adviser working alongside Lucie McAvoy at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School.

The aim of the PSA is to assist parents with all social, emotional and welfare aspects of raising a child which can sometimes be challenging but ultimately rewarding.

The PSA can help with:

  • Family relationships
  • Housing or benefit issues
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Attendance issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Assistance with completing forms and letters
  • Attending appointments with outside agencies including meetings.
  • Healthy living/ eating.
  • Informal counselling and referrals to appropriate agencies if required.

There are no rule books when bringing up children and at times life throws us some challenges which we can find difficult to deal with.

Please never feel you are alone, I have an open door policy and am here to help you, the best that I can. I work directly with families and can provide a friendly listening ear .I am available for informal chats about things that concern you as parents, including any of the above.

Sometimes just knowing that you are not alone and having the opportunity to talk things through is enough to put life in prospective.

I work with in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies for the benefit of our families, and can make referrals as and when needed.

My working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm, and I am in the playground most days at the beginning and end of school so please come and find me.

If you are unsure of approaching me direct then contact me on the school number and I will be happy to help.

The number is 01843 227575.