Pastoral Care at Over Hall

My name is Anna Hopley and I am here to help families with issues that are not necessarily seen as educational. These issues could have a significant impact on children and their learning.


These could be things such as:



Debt management

General advice


I might be able to offer support directly, or give you contact with other organisations or professionals that can help you.

If you think that this could help you then please contact me.



Phone – 01606288200



Here is the link for Team around the family guide for parents and carers.

Link to the Local Offer -


CAMHS out of Hours Advice Line

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have launched a new out-of-hours advice line for people living in the Cheshire and Wirral area. The advice line is open to everyone, (children, young people, relatives, teachers, other professionals), and allows people to talk to a mental health professional if they are concerned or would like advice about a child or young person’s mental health.

You can call the Advice Line on 01244 397644: 5-10pm (Mon-Fri) and 12 – 8pm (Saturday and Sunday).


Throughout our school we offer different pastoral care.


Sensory Circuits

This is offered for children in Ks1 and Ks2.
These sessions start 8.50am every morning. It is 15 minutes of physical exercise split into 3 sessions, energising, organising and relaxing.
Children that attend this group have been idenified to benefit to attend this activity to promote their focus and organisation with in the school day. It benefits, coordination, concentration and helps to start their day focussed.

The Zen Den

At the Zen Den we deliver one to one and small groups sessions aimed at helping children to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. We use fun and throught provoking sessions to provide children with new skills and coping strategies to help them build positive relationships.  


Sensory Room
Our Sensory Room creates a relaxing and calming yet stimulating environment that works to develop our pupil's sensory needs. It can be used by individuals and groups of children providing opportunities to meet sensory needs, promote language and communication, develop fine and gross motor skills and hand and eye co-ordination.  It can also be used to promote pupil's self-help skills.
School Dog
Noah is our school dog and on a daily basis a child/children will walk Noah or spend time brushing him, teaching him new tricks and play games with him. This will help children settle in to the day, or if a child is struggling to settle they may spend time with Noah to help calm and settle them ready for the next activity. Walking time is a great time to chat with the children about what they've been doing or if they have any worries.
Next step cards
This is a resource that has been created to facilitate the use of Goal Based Outcomes within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Goal Based Outcomes place the individual at the centre of the process; empowering the person to shape the goal they want to achieve. They can regularly monitor and review their progress towards their outcomes.

Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. We are running groups of Theraplay through school and parents are able to take part if they choose. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.

In treatment, the we guide the children through playful, fun games, developmentally challenging activities, and tender, nurturing activities. The act of engaging each other in this way helps the the child’s behaviour and communicate love, joy, and safety. It helps the child feel secure, cared for, connected and worthy.

We call this “building relationships from the inside out.”



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