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Lydney Church of England Community School (VC)

Aylburton Church of England Primary School

Through God’s love we learn and flourish together, Corinthians 16:14

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Pastoral Support and Well-being

Aylburton C of E employs a SEND and Inclusion Lead, Lucy Nelmes, who has level 4 mental health diploma and the NASENCo award as well as fully qualified teaching status. She has been SENDCo within the schools in the trust for over 10 years and is employed by Aylburton C of E School 1/2 a day a week. If you have any concerns for your child/ren please contact her via the office 


The school employs an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), also known as The Listening Post, who is able to support children on a 1-1 basis (with parental consent) or as part of a group. Her name is Poppy Turpin West. Poppy can be contacted via the office if you have any concerns regarding your child/ren and would like to discuss this directly with Poppy.

Poppy is extremely experienced in working with children, having previously worked with the outreach team and alternative provision. She has recieved ELSA training via the Educational Psychology team and has on-going supervision with this team. She is trained in Lego Therapy and Drawing and Talking therapy. 



Aylburton School is a Young Minds Matter School. 

Young Minds Matter is a safe and confidential mental health support service developed for children and young people up to 18 years of age in schools currently in the Trailblazer project across Gloucestershire. 

The team can offer you support if children are struggling with things like anxiety, low mood, and poor sleep or similar. This can be either face to face in school or via a virtual online platform. To meet with someone from Young Minds Matter you can ask a teacher/member of staff in your school to make a referral for you. Please see privacy notice below for details

Privacy Notice for Young Minds Matter

Forest of Dean Foodbank

We have staff who are authorised to issue foodbank vouchers. If you need help of this kind, please speak to either Emma Isacc, the Head Teacher or Lucy Nelmes, the SEND and Inclusion Lead. You can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable talking to and they will alert the relevant staff member. 

When you request a voucher, an authorised member of staff will contact you to ask for some details. If you do not feel comfortable answering any of the questions, just let them know. The form is generic and prefer not to disclose can be stated. 

You will need to be able to collect the food from a centre, listed on the website below. If you do not drive or are unable to collect for any reason, we can alert them of this fact and they will do their best to get food to you. We will help in anyway we can also.