At Holdbrook Primary School and Nursery we work with the charity CHEXS who support families in the local community.
Below is some information to show how they can support our children and families.
CHEXS GROWTH PROGRAMME
The GROWTH programme will help to create opportunities and environments to support children and young people who can then become positive role models.
Allowing these young people to flourish by giving them:
Meaning and purpose
The CHEXS team supports a wide range of difficulties using lived experiences, protective behaviours, specialised training and coaching.
Time to build trust .
Qualities to inspire.
Skills to teach and experiences to share.
Strategies with tools and techniques to engage.
Prolonged opportunities to engage in positive tangible activities to build trust and relationships.
Coaching sessions, working both 1 to 1 and in groups to manage goals and support direction to meet them.
To read more about our GROWTH Programme please follow the below link.
CHEXS FAMILY SUPPORT
Our team supports parents through a variety of issues including:
Communicating with your child or teenager
Managing challenging behaviour
How to help with your child’s learning
Your child’s additional needs
Loss or bereavement
Where to go for help and support
Your child’s confidence and school transitions
Community - We can link you with other local services.
Homes - Help with financial & housing support, family relationships.
Enrichment - Links with family craft sessions and GROWTH project.
Xtra mile - 1-1 Support for parents during school transitions.
Support - Aiding with behaviour strategies & open communication.
To read more about our family support services and how we can help, please click the below link
WORKSHOPS / COURSES AND MORE
CHEXS provides inclusive parenting workshop sessions sharing a wealth of experience, advice and guidance in a relaxed environment.
CHEXS provides 2 family sessions per year within your school to create crafts. These sessions are in spring, usually focused on Easter crafts and one in winter usually focused on Christmas crafts.
CHEXS hold a variety of courses throughout the year. From first aid to CEOP to safeguarding and more. Please review our website for more information.
CHEXS holds 2 large community events per year. One at Easter at Cedars Park, usually an Easter Hunt. The other is in the summer and is a Family Funday. This is usually in July and will host the grow club final (giving out awards for the best grown crops) as well as a presentation of certificates to all of the children or young people who have attended our GROWTH programme over the last academic year.
AFTERSCHOOL LEADERSHIP SESSIONS – Sponsored by Children in Need
The children are coached by the CHEXS team to create and take part in problem solving games and activities to build skills in creative thinking and teamwork, as well as leadership and self-esteem.
COMMUNITY COFFEE GROUP
These sessions run every Tuesday 12.30-2.30pm and are delivered within the Beaumont Centre in Cheshunt. These sessions are open to all, no matter the age and are of course FREE.
SCHOOL TRANSITION SUPPORT – “Bridging the gap” sponsored by Warburtons
This is a project designed for students that are struggling with transitioning between primary and secondary school. The project aims to increase resilience, improve behaviour and reduce the anxieties that may appear during this change.
If you would like to get in contact with CHEXS fill in this contact form and someone will be in touch.